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Category: Shrimp

This category covers hatchery technologies and related issues such as eyestalk ablation and artificial insemination. This category includes also the culture and management of farming units including pond preparation and management till harvesting.

May 21 2015

Prior stocking stress tests for the whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)

This 2-slide bite addresses a quality control procedures which are commonly used prior to the stocking of whiteleg shrimp post larvae in grow-out ponds. The rationality of the tests as well as the common ones are included. [gview file=”http://fishconsult.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Stress-tests-for-the-postlarvae-of-whiteleg-shrimp.pdf”] Advertisements

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Apr 25 2015

Ovarian development and eyestalk ablation in whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)

Photo credit: David Kawahigashi (Thailand – David Kawahigashi – Vannamei101) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     The inserted photos were taken in a Thai shrimp facility and shows the gonadal development for a female of white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannaemai) which is carried out. In this particular photo the assessment of …

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Nov 20 2014

Preserving shrimp in Senegal through salting and sun-drying

Credit: Makhtar Ndiaye (Senegal) The inserted photo shows a woman during the sun-drying of shrimp as a means of preservation and marketing. This practice occurs in the Casamance region of southern Senegal. The sun-drying of shrimp is done after being boiled and salted. After drying, the product will be packaged and ready for sale.   …

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Oct 27 2014

Liming shrimp ponds in Thailand

Credit for the photos: Ahmed Shaheen (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)   A relatively recent farm survey (NACA, 1996) revealed that about 90% of Thai shrimp farmers spray lime to tackle the low pH associated problems especially those related to health and survival of farmed shrimp. The application of lime …

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Oct 22 2014

Use of snail meat in shrimp feeding in Vietnam- Video

Video credit: Ahmed Shaheen (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) This video was filmed in a shrimp operation in Vietnam The practice of feeding snail meat to farmed shrimp in many Asian countries has been a popular and widely used practice in Asian countries. The driving force behind the use of …

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Oct 08 2014

Assessment of feed consumption and shrimp condition in earthen ponds in Vietnam – Video

Credit for the video: Ahmed Shaheen – Egypt Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) This video was filmed in a shrimp pond in Vietnam. It seems from the aeration system that the pond is managed at intensive level. Because the high cost of shrimp feed, efforts are spent to minimize the …

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Sep 14 2014

Intensive shrimp culture under greenhouses in Ecuador

Photo credit: Kevin Fitzsimmons (USA) Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) In the late 1990s, shrimp production in Ecuador was severely affected by the White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) that caused a drastic decrease in shrimp production and so in the value of exported shrimp. The significant contribution of shrimp exports to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11701

Aug 19 2014

Use of moderately-saline shrimp discharge in flood irrigating sorghum crop in Arizona

Photo credit: Kevin Fitzsimmons (USA) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) The integration between aquaculture and agriculture has been successfully practiced especially when the integrating components are compatible assuming the economic viability and the environmental merit of such system. The integration of inland, low-salinity shrimp farming with traditional agriculture in Arizona provided …

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Aug 12 2014

Experimental polyculture of tilapia in shrimp ponds in Thailand

Credit: Kevin Fitzsimmons (USA) The photo shows an earthen shrimp pond in which tilapia cages are installed. The aerators in the pond indicate the intensification level of pond management. This experimental operation is carried out at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. The key outcomes of this operation show > 90% as survival rates. The …

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Aug 01 2014

Capturing the moment of molting in shrimp – Video

Credit for the video: Ahmed Shaheen (Egypt) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) In this short video one can see the molting moment of a shrimp specimen (marked in red). I guess that was a sort of luck to catch this moment. Molting is an essential process for the …

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