Shrimp Farming: The Rise of Shrimp Farming

Shrimp farming became important worldwide, reaching a level with extractive fishing production that has been stagnating due to the high costs of fishing operations. The consumption of shrimp has expanded with the demand of the industrialized countries, due to its high-income elasticity. This has led to the development of shrimp farming to facilitate its supply. Commercial marine shrimp farming began in the 1970s and production grew steeply, particularly to match …

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