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Last updated on 6 March 2018
Penaeus vannamei , Penaeus monodon
Whiteleg shrimp, Camarón blanco, Giant tiger prawn
PREDOMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEM
hatchery - closed cycle
Encourage feed companies to publicly disclose source fisheries (for example, via annual reports or sustainability reports, regularly updated websites, or via initiatives such as the Ocean Disclosure Project), and, where necessary, initiate Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs).
Increase monitoring and public reporting of key indicators on the shrimp aquaculture industry including disease outbreaks, control measures, and water quality.
Continue to review and revise the CAA Act and guidelines to incorporate best practices on measures to prevent the use of prohibited substances, such as abiding by the CAA’s list of registered suppliers of antibiotic-free aquaculture inputs.
Incorporate zonal management practices into the CAA guidelines, MPEDA’s Better Management Practices, and the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR)’s National Aquatic Disease Surveillance Programme.
Encourage continued support and industry engagement with farmer clusters/societies under MPEDA’s NaCSA’s outreach project. Utilize NaCSA to support farmers in implementing zonal management practices – particularly for disease prevention and control.
In FishSource, information on aquaculture management is displayed at the highest resolution unit for which data is available. Ideally, information would simply be structured around an aquaculture management area (AMA) – the primary unit within which aquaculture management practices should be coordinated across a group of farms to mitigate against cumulative impacts and shared risks. Although AMAs are sometimes recognized in industry strategy and regulatory documents, they are not yet established across all aquaculture industries; so, we typically display information at the province/state level.