Day 1: 12 Nov 2019 - 4:50 – 5:10 PM
The commercial shrimp aquaculture sector was once synonymous with P. monodon, with Indian black tiger being the primary export shrimp species for some 25 years. However due to repeated disease problems, farmers switched to the American white leg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei in 2009. Today India is number one in terms of shrimp production and export, the bulk of it comprising vannamei thanks to its high production capacity and availability of SPF/SPR/Hi seed. Its success has resulted in further development of ancillary facilities such as hatcheries, feedmills, aqua pharmaceuticals and trading companies.