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April 30, 2015

China

Hainan Island Hatchery Ships Nauplii to Northern China

 

A shrimp hatchery on Hainan Island has shipped 50 million white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) nauplii to a hatchery in the city of Qingdao, Shandong Province.  The nauplii will be grown to the postlarval stage and then distributed to farms around the city.

 

Originally, the hatchery on Hainan Island used broodstock from Hawaii, USA, but the nauplii shipped to Qingdao, according to the Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, were hybrids produced from Hawaiian, Taiwanese and Thai broodstock, after generations of artificial selection.  Called “greasyback” shrimp by consumers in Qingdao, they have good growth rates and strong diseases resistance, which accounts for their popularity among farmers.  They are expected to reach about 60 shrimps per kilo after two months.  Shrimp ponds in northern China range from 1/3 to 2 hectares.

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  Shrimp Farming Introduced to Qingdao, as Special Broodstock Arrives for Growout.  Translation by Amy Zhong.  April 29, 2015.

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