Its to be noted that India has a huge responsibility as a major giant seafood producer, experts said at an international conference of marine products stressed the need for better management practices to make a smooth route to certification, improve the value chain of shrimp culture and secure exports.
They were speaking at a session titled Certification and Traceability, on the sidelines of Aqua Aquaria India 2019, a showpiece event of Asia’s aquaculture sector, at Hitex Exhibition Centre, which tool place in Hyderabad recently. The event is an initiative of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) under the commerce ministry.
Chris Hauton of the School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, UK, made a presentation on Regulating pond environment to maximise shrimp health, in which he stated that better management practices were the best way to manage crop health and avoid the need for chemical treatment.
According to him, close awareness of the pond conditions can help to reduce the risk of disease, and use of chemical treatment.
“In a changing climate, we should perhaps expect emerging diseases, and the spread of existing diseases to become more harmful. In the short term, we need to adopt a different approach and think more holistically about the pond environment,” Hauton said, adding that pond management iwas for crop health and not for disease eradication.