Shrimp Aquaculture: Diseases, Health Management, Exotic Introduction and Regulations

Pramod Kiran, R B and Shyam, S Salim (2012) Shrimp Aquaculture: Diseases, Health Management, Exotic Introduction and Regulations. In: World Trade Agreement and Indian Fisheries Paradigms: A Policy Outlook, 17-26 September 2012, Kochi.


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India has vast natural resources suitable for the development of aquaculture in the marine, brackishwater and freshwater environments. A long coast line 8118 km along with 3.5 million ha of estuaries and 3.9 million ha of backwaters, our potential for the development is immense. It is estimated that an area of 1.2 million ha are suitable for the development of brackishwater aquaculture. A major share of this potential area lies in the states of West Bengal (34 per cent) and Gujarat (32 per cent) where they greatly remain under utilized. Andhra Pradesh has been leading the country with its enterprising farmers both in utilization (50 per cent) of the potential land and in quantity produced. The latest estimates places the total brackishwater area developed for aquaculture at 1,90,000 ha with a national average of 16 per cent.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shrimp Aquaculture; Diseases; Health Management; Exotic Introduction; Regulations
Subjects: Aquaculture
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2012 07:09
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:53

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