Year: 2017, Issue: December

An economic valuation of disease health management in shrimp farming practices at Prakasam district Andhra Pradesh, India.

Author:

Tejavath Jagadeesh, R. Senthiladeban, Yarrakula Mahesh Babu, Mavurapu Anusha and Raja Kumar

Keyword:

Shrimp farming, BMPs, Health management, Financial losses.

A study was conducted to evaluate disease health management in shrimp farming. The study was carried out during 2014 in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, where the shrimp culture is abundantly practiced by the farmers. Most of the shrimp farmers are faced some common curable diseases like black gill, white muscle, white gut and white fecal syndrome. Huge economic losses occur due to incidence of viral and other diseases in shrimp farms of India. To make a quantified assessment of these losses, the study was based on a survey of 120 fish farmers who owned small (<5 acres), medium (5-10 acres) and large (>10 acres) culture ponds. The study has elicited the shrimp diseases, health management costs, and physical and financial losses in shrimp production systems in Andhra Pradesh. The study has made suggestions to minimize health management costs and losses in aquaculture in Andhra Pradesh. The results of the study revealed that BMP farmers are producing the shrimp sustainably.

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