Improvement of traditional shrimp culture in the Mekong Delta
AbstractImprovements to traditional brackishwater shrimp culture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam are discussed. A technical support program has been implemented based on a so-called improved extensive shrimp culture method, as previously developed and tested by the Artermia and Shrimp Research and Development Center (ASRDC). The program focuses on: 1) the use of hatchery-produced postlarvae (of Penaeus monodon and P. merguinensis) nursed for three to four weeks, and 2) the application of low-cost pond management practices including predator control, supplementary feeding and frequent water renewal. A credit program, managed as a revolving fund was made available. A dialogue among participating farmers was encouraged through the organization of group meetings before and after each production cycle.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by The WorldFish Center in its journal Naga.
Volume (Year): 17 (1994)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Shrimp culture; Aquaculture development; Brackishwater aquaculture; Mekong Delta; Viet Nam;
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