Agriculture and Environment: Shrimp

Better Management Practices: Regulate Introduction of Species

There are several protocols on the shipment, handling, and quarantine of nonnative species.

Many shrimp are now not native in the areas where they are being produced, so producers, their associations, and governments should ensure that escapes are eliminated.


In this regard, shrimp producers should be required to use fine meshed screens when bringing water into their ponds or releasing it back into the natural water bodies.

This would prevent all but the tiniest organisms from entering the aquaculture system from the outside, and it would prevent similar organisms from the pond escaping into the wild.

Credits

Extracts from "World Agriculture & Environment" by Jason Clay - buy the book online from Island Press

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