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December 16, 2014

India

Coastal Aquaculture Authority Closes Two Shrimp Hatcheries

 

The Coastal Aquaculture Authority, which regulates shrimp farming in India, has ordered the Prakasam District Administration in the State of Andhra Pradesh to close two shrimp hatcheries because they were producing shrimp seedstock without CAA approval.

 

Shrimp farming is the main economic activity in Prakasam District, netting foreign exchange of about $156 million every year.  The district has annual production of about 23,000 metric tons a year from 3,000 hectares of shrimp ponds that produce six to eight tons per hectare.  The district plans to expand to 6,000 hectares of ponds producing 10 to 12 tons per hectare by ensuring specific pathogen free (SPF) broodstock to farmers.  Andhra Pradesh State Prawn Farmers’ Welfare Association secretary A. Kondal Rayudu demanded that the Government make available enough SPF broodstock to build the State’s brand image.

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  India’s Coastal Aquaculture Authority Shuts Two Unapproved Shrimp Hatcheries.  Ken Coons (kencoons@seafood.com).  December 15, 2014.

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