Selection of marine shrimp for culture
Information and Publication Unit, Fishery Conservation and Extension Division, Department of Fisheries, Thailand
Criteria for selection of the culture species should include high economic value and high market demand, easy culture, and fast growth. The purpose of this paper is to compare the general characteristics, as well as growth and spawning, of different species of marine shrimp. The advantages and disadvantages of each species are also discussed in order to serve as a basic guideline for shrimp farmers in selecting species for culture.
This manual is a translation of the Thai information pamphlet entitled "การคัดเลือก พันธุ์กุ้งทะเลเพื่อการเพาะเลี้ยง" (Kam khad leuk phan kung thalae pheu karn phoa liang), 1981. The translation was prepared by Mr. Vijai Srisuwantach, Senior Fisheries Biologist, National Inland Fisheries Institute, Department of Fisheries, Thailand, and was edited by the SEAFDEC Secretariat.
Information and Publication Unit, Fishery Conservation and Extension Division, Department of Fisheries, Thailand. (1984). Selection of marine shrimp for culture (V. Srisuwantach, Trans.). Bangkok, Thailand: Secretariat, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.
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