Evaluation of Belize Aquaculture Ltd: A Superintensive Shrimp Aquaculture System

Boyd, Claude and Clay, Jason (2002) Evaluation of Belize Aquaculture Ltd: A Superintensive Shrimp Aquaculture System. Technical Report.

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    Belize Aquaculture, Ltd., has developed a superintensive shrimp aquaculture system operating in lined ponds with heavy mechanical aeration and water recirculation (Mcintosh 1999; Mcintosh et al. 1999). The pilot study of the operation has been in progress for two years, and several different trials have been conducted in ponds of 0.065 to 1.6 ha in size. Shrimp production has ranged from less than 8,000 kg/ha to more than 20,000 kg/ha per crop. Such high production per unit area without water exchange presents several advantages over conventional shrimp aquaculture. These include greater potential for mechanization, reduced use of land and water, fewer logistical problems in pond operations, and less effluent. If this system works as efficiently as the early data suggest, and if it is suitable for general adoption by shrimp farmers around the world, it could provide a more environmentally responsible method of shrimp production

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: FAO
      Subjects: (F) People and the Environment > (FA) Environmental Health
      (I) Socio-Economic Information > (IB) Economic Valuation
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (1) Environmental Research Institute
      Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2018 14:32
      Last Modified: 06 Apr 2018 14:32
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1780

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