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Culture of abalone (Haliotis asinine) in concrete ponds at Prachaubkririkun Coastal Fisheries Research and Development center (Thailand)

Credit: Proyrat Chaowajaroenpong and Ong-art Kumprasert (Thailand)

The main features of the culture of abalone (Haliotis asinine) in concrete pond include a water depth of not more than 1.5 meter, clear water, and flow through water of 5-10 liter/min.; aeration of pond water is practiced. Water pollution is considered the main obstacle that negatively affects hatchery productivity whereas survival is very low due to variety of causes. The low survival leads to the increase of production cost. However, abalone enjoys had demand as well as high price.

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