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May 12, 2014

 

Thailand

Heat Kills Farmed Shrimp

 

High temperatures—sometimes above 40º Celsius (104º Fahrenheit)—have been causing mortalities on shrimp farms in southern Thailand.  The mortalities are coming at a bad time for farmers because the price of shrimp has dropped from $7.36 a kilo at the beginning of the year to $4.60 a kilo recently.  The rainy season, which should begin soon, will cool down the ponds and shrimp farmers will have more favorable conditions.

 

Source: NNT (Thai National News Bureau and Public Relations).  Shrimp Farms Suffer Slowdown Due to Heat.  Ruedee Pavasiriporn and Rodney NcNeil.  May 11, 2014.

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