Improvement of traditional shrimp culture in the Mekong Delta

Trong, Truong and Ngoc, Vu and Kim, Nguyen and Rothuis, A.J. (1994) Improvement of traditional shrimp culture in the Mekong Delta. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 17(2), pp. 20-22.

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Improvements 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.

Item Type: Article
Title: Improvement of traditional shrimp culture in the Mekong Delta
Personal Creator/Author:
Trong, Truong
Ngoc, Vu
Kim, Nguyen
Rothuis, A.J.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 17
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 20-22
Date: 1994
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shrimp culture; Aquaculture development; Brackishwater aquaculture; Mekong Delta; Viet Nam
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9546
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 10:34
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2012 10:34

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