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Production of Freshwater Prawns in Ponds
Production of Freshwater Prawns in Ponds
The final phase of freshwater prawn (shrimp) production is grow-out of juveniles to adults for market as a food product. This publication provides guidelines for stocking and managing a fresh water prawn production pond.
Freshwater Prawns in Louisiana
Freshwater Prawns in Louisiana
Throughout the world, pond production of freshwater shrimp is usually based on culture of Marobrachium rosenbergii, which is native to the Indo-Pacific region. The tropical nature of the species hinders production in cooler climates. In Louisiana, the major constraints to production include cost and availability of post-larvae for stocking and temperature intolerance.
Biology and Life History of Freshwater Prawns
Biology and Life History of Freshwater Prawns
Although other prawn species are indigenous to the southern United States, they do not reach the size of the Malaysian Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii). This quality makes the Malaysian Prawn an attractive option for producers.
Construction of Levee-Type Commercial
Construction of Levee Ponds for Commercial Catfish Production
Proper design and construction of ponds is critical to the success of a commercial catfish operation. Well-designed ponds, constructed on soil with proper clay content and adequate water supply, have a useful life of at least 10 years.
Watershed Fish Production Ponds
Watershed Fish Production Ponds: Guide to Site Selection and Construction
To be profitable, an aquaculture pond must be sited properly and designed for efficiency. An inaccessible location, leaks in the pond, poor seining conditions, or lack of good quality water will doom an aquaculture enterprise to failure.
Site Selection of Levee-Type Fish Production Ponds
Site Selection of Levee-Type Fish Production Ponds
Considerable thought and planning should go into selecting sites for commercial fish production ponds. Construction costs, ease and cost of operation, and productivity can be greatly affected by the site selected.
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