Initial farming of Indian white prawn, Penaeus Indicus in Egypt

Photo credit: Adel Mansour and Hussien Mansour (Egypt)                   Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

Even though the Initial attempts of shrimp farming in Egypt goes back to about 10 years back, the productivity per unit area was never satisfactory due to variety of reasons. The farmed species is considered among those reasons. For years, green tiger shrimp, Penaeus semisulcatus has been tried but with modest productivity. The request to import whiteleg shrimp, Liptopenaeus vannamei was rejected by fishery authority according to fishery law. Instead, the Indian white prawn was tried starting several years ago with better outcomes. The photos show the harvest of the Indian white prawn harvested from a shrimp farm located along Port Said-Damietta road.

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