Credit: Sherif Sadek – ACO (Egypt)
This photo was taken in a shrimp fish farm during the first week of September 2013. The farm is located near Port Said. The average size of this sample is about 16 g/piece while the weekly growth rate is about 1.6 g/piece/week. The farmed species is the Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus) which is native to Egypt. For this particular batch of culture, specialized shrimp feed of 34% crude protein has been imported. The farm intends to carry out the harvest during November with a target size of 30-33 g/piece that is expected to attain premium farm gate price.