THE ART OF AQUACULTURE


Aquaculture is a highly skilled multi-disciplined biological science. The main components also comprise  biotechnology, aquaculture engineering and socio-economics.
 
Success or failure of an aquaculture venture does not depend solely on scientific application but much depends on the holistic approach of an aquaculturist.

An aspect which is widely overlooked in this field is the art of dealing with people, such as technicians, personnel, farmers, workers - all segments working within a farm. This element is just as important as the actual technology itself.

Many believe that success can be achieved if the focus is kept on technology. This is partially true, but the actual factor is the need to form a cohesive and cooperative social network team involving - owners, bankers, technicians and operators.

Aquaculture especially shrimp culture is still in its infancy stage, however, there has been many recent advances in technology, including domestication of shrimp, fish and shellfish species, such as SPF (Specific Pathogen Free) & SPR (Specific Pathogen Resistant) shrimps. In future, as sea catch diminishes, much of the sea products will have to come from aquaculture. Many studies are being implemented not only for efficient and sustainable production but also for human health and impact on the environment.

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