Profile updated on 26 July 2018
Giant tiger prawn
PREDOMINANT PRODUCTION SYSTEM
hatchery - wild broodstock
Image: FAO, 2017
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).
Encourage making Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and the awarding of Environmental Clearance Certificates (ECC) mandatory for all aquaculture enterprises (as opposed to aquaculture processors). EIA compliance should be monitored with the results made publicly reported.
Encourage greater water quality and disease reporting at the provincial-level to the appropriate national and international bodies. For disease, these should include the OIE and NACA.
Encourage the inclusion of zonal approaches into future revisions of the National Shrimp Policy, CoC and GAP standards and make adoption of these standards mandatory.
Encourage the production of a coastal zoning plan that identifies specific zones suitable for shrimp farming to inform farm siting and effectively integrate aquaculture with other resource users.
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.