New facility to boost India’s shrimp aquaculture
A village in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh will be the site of a world-class facility that will supply white-leg shrimp (L. vannamei) broodstock to hatcheries in the state. The facility will also serve as quarantine area for specific pathogen-free seeds that hatcheries import from the Oceanic Institute in Hawaii.
Andhra Pradesh is home to 391 L. vannamei hatcheries and ranks third in global shrimp production (0.3 million tonnes) and sixth in aquaculture production (1.57 million tonnes), according to The Hindu.
An existing facility at Mangamarripeta is not able to meet the growing demand for L. vannamei broodstock so the new facility, called Aquatic Quarantine Facility and Brood-stock Multiplication Centre, in Bangarammapeta village, is expected to fill that gap.