Shrimp culture in inland low salinity waters
Article first published online: 29 NOV 2010
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Reviews in Aquaculture
Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 191–208, December 2010
How to Cite
Roy, L. A., Davis, D. A., Saoud, I. P., Boyd, C. A., Pine, H. J. and Boyd, C. E. (2010), Shrimp culture in inland low salinity waters. Reviews in Aquaculture, 2: 191–208. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-5131.2010.01036.x
- Issue published online: 29 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 29 NOV 2010
- Received 27 May 2010; accepted 8 August 2010.
- Litopenaeus vannamei;
- low salinity water;
Inland aquaculture of shrimp in low salinity waters is widespread in many regions worldwide. Owing to its ability to grow and survive in low salinity environments the Pacific white shrimp, (Litopenaeus vannamei Boone) has become the candidate of choice for low salinity culture. Remediation techniques have been developed to improve the osmoregulatory capacity of shrimp reared in low salinity waters. These techniques have evaluated water modification strategies that improve low salinity waters used for production by adding potassium and magnesium fertilizers and dietary approaches that involve modification of the feeds offered to shrimp with supplements that might improve osmoregulatory capacity. Based on our own experience as well as what we found predominantly in the literature, it appears that modification of the rearing medium with potassium and magnesium fertilizers is more effective than dietary modification techniques at improving the growth, survival and osmoregulatory capacity of shrimp reared in low salinity waters.