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Texas—Update, Dr. Samocha’s Manual
on Biofloc Shrimp Farming

November 18, 2016

The official title of Dr. Tzachi Samocha’s new manual on biofloc shrimp farming is: Design and Operation of Super-Intensive Biofloc-Dominated Systems for Indoor Production of the Pacific White Shrimp, Litopenaeus Vannamei—the Texas A&M Agrilife Research Experience; and the authors are: Tzachi M. Samocha, David I. Prangnell, Terrill R. Hanson, Granvil D. Treece, Timothy C. Morris, Leandro F. Castro and Nick Staresinic.

Shrimp News: When do you expect your new biofloc manual to be available?  Who will it be available from?  And how much will it cost?

Tzachi Samocha: Right now, the manual is with the page-layout people.  We hope they will finish their work within a week or two.  Once we get it back from them, we will review it again, and then send it back to them for the finishing touches, a process that will probably take four to six weeks.  After that, we will give it to the World Aquaculture Society, which will put it on its webpage for people to download, probably sometime in January 2017.  We estimate that it will be about 350-pages long and cost from $40 to $50.  The download will contain a link to a video that will help readers better understand the principles and concepts describe in the manual.  It will also contain lots of links to additional information and other parts of the manual.
 
Information: Tzachi Samocha, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Marine Solutions and Feed Technology, LLC, 4110 East Colt Shadow Lane, Texas 77386, USA (Phone 1-832-823-4223, Fax 1-253-390-6081, Skype tzachitx, Email and tzachi.samocha@gmail.com and t-samocha@tamu.edu).

Source: Dr. Tzachi Samocha.  A telephone interview by Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, on November 17, 2016.

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