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Asian countries contribute nearly 90 per cent to global production ofculture fisheries. Diversification of species is not happening in fish culturebecause of the high value shrimp commands in the export market. Shrimpfarming is on the increase in all the major shrimp-producing Asian countries.Higher the growth in shrimp production, higher is the instability inproduction due to production risks associated with ecosystem complexitiesand disease incidences. Most of the shrimp-producing countries havebeen moving towards specialization of shrimp production for export becauseof the high price that the shrimp asserts in the international market. Acomparison between the Asian countries for the period 1976-2002 hasrevealed that Malaysia has maintained low growth and low instability andhigher diversification, and Bangladesh and Vietnam have diversified infish exports. In a country-level comparison, India, Indonesia, Thailandand Philippines have shown moderate growth in production and export ofshrimp. The instability associated with their shrimp production has alsobeen moderate. Diversification in fish production as well as exports hasbeen suggested for assured income to farmers and the country. It hasbeen pointed that replacing, supplementing or rotating the shrimp farmingwith culture of other high-value fish species like Asian sea bass (Latescalcarifer), grouper (Epinephelus spp), mullets (Mugil spp) and milk fish(Chanos spp) culture may ease the risks in mono-cropping of shrimp.

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Issue Date: 2005-07

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/58470 Published in: Agricultural Economics Research Review, Volume 18, Number 2 Page range: 187-195

Total Pages: 9

Record appears in: Agricultural Economics Research Association (India) > Agricultural Economics Research Review

Agricultural Economics Research Review





Autor: Ravisankar, T. ; Sarada, C. ; Krishnan, M.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/58470?ln=en







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