Coronavirus: Lesson 5 from the shrimp industry – nurseries

Nursery ponds – yes use screening and population controls in steps along culture.

Multiple benefits including increased biosecurity and disease control.

A technology initially developed and used in South America because there were no hatcheries and purchasing wild seed was seasonal.

Granmar farm was a pioneer also to trial shrimp seed from its sister company, Semacua – the first commercial shrimp hatchery in the world

Using nurseries removed the seasonality of farmed shrimp culture pre hatchery seed and allowed for test bed for performance of pioneering hatchery produced….