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Books and Publications

These reports are in a constant state of revision. If you would like to correct or add information to one of them, contact Bob Rosenberry at bob@shrimpnews.com.


Design and Operation of Super-Intensive Biofloc-Dominated Systems for the Production of Pacific White Shrimp. Everything you might want to know about biofloc shrimp farming in 368 pages with a Table of Contents, Index, References and Glossary, supplemented with appendices, and interspersed with graphic elements (pictures of farms, equipment, diagrams, raceways, shrimp anatomy and diseases), tables and links to Excel spreadsheets and videos.

The Shrimp Book: Edited by Dr. Victoria Alday-Sanz, The Shrimp Book—a book about world shrimp farming—contains 920 pages, 33 chapters and sells for $320!  The index is 18 pages long with about 900 entries.  One chapter has 480 references, taking up 25 pages.  Divided into six sections (history, biology, production systems, feeds, biosecurity/disease and marketing), the book reviews the shrimp farming research of the last thirty years. 

FREE—Peneaus monodon Hatchery Manual: Improving Penaeus monodon Hatchery Practices, a manual based on the shrimp farming experience in India, reviews the status of broodstock facilities and hatcheries in India and then discusses ways of improving postlarvae quality.  Focusing on the giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon), it also provides technical protocols and guidelines for improving hatchery biosecurity.

In Crabs and Shrimp of the Pacific Coast (A Guide to Shallow-Water Decapods from Southeastern Alaska to the Mexican Border), Dr. Gregory Jensen, a professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, has assembled an astonishing book/CD combination that describes the general characteristics of all crustaceans, their feeding behaviors, growth patterns, reproduction, development, predators, parasites and diseases. The forward, preface, acknowledgments and introduction contain more crustacean lore than any book I've ever read. Those 21 pages are worth the price of the book (a very modest $34), especially when considering its high quality, pictures (over 1,000) and the CD, which has 2,600 hot links to his reference list, while hundreds of other links connect to additional photos that show particular features, comparisons to similar species and even short video clips showing various behaviors.

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