This report starts with a brief overview of world shrimp farming, then a case study on the Thai shrimp culture industry is presented, under the headings: The historical development of the Thai shrimp culture industry (conditions for development, intensification, land use, associated industries, initial problems and response, production crash, migration south, environmental problems, potential loss, the way ahead); Details of the problems encountered (introduction, ecosystem mis-management, disease, environmental deterioration, socioeconomics, expansion to other countries); The solutions proposed (non-governmental organization solutions; governmental legislation, enforcement and effects); and Research work required for sustainability (biological techniques, physicochemical techniques and future techniques).
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Status, problems and solutions for a sustainable shrimp culture industry with special reference to Thailand. Final Technical Report to the ODA. 41 pp.