Surely Ecuador is not using wild PLs in it’s shrimp industry….

Someone recently suggested that wild larvae was still being used in the Ecuadorian shrimp export industry.

Prawnmaster was under the impression that the practice of wild larvae capture had ceased with the more efficient use of wild gravid female spawners via hatcheries.

Wild PLs was something that definitely our customers in markets were looking to avoid as it implicated child labour and huge impact on coastal nursery groubds and environment.

Maybe the reference was that females are still being used from the wild – fair enough – using ocean as natural breeding and maturation. Robust offspring.

Wild shrimp larvae harvesting in 1992…here