The culture of whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei in normal and low salinity systems in Thailand

Credit: Wanna Thawinwan (Thailand)

The culture of whiteleg shrimp,  Litopenaeus vannamei, in Thailand follows two main farming systems in regard to water salinity. In the first system, the shrimp are farmed in normal salinity. In the low salinity system, a small area of the pond is separated from the rest of the pond using plastic sheets. This confinement is supplied by low salinity water of 5 g/l salinity in which shrimp post larvae are stocked and grown for 1-2 weeks before the plastic sheets are lifted up and the post larvae are free to access the entire pond.

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