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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2172-2184
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.253


Back to the Basics: Biomimicry in Shrimp Farming
Srijit Chakravarty1*, Shivendra Kumar1 and Satya Prakash2
1(Aquaculture), College of Fisheries Dholi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Samastipur, Bihar, India
2ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Rohtak Centre, Rohtak, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Shrimp being the most valuable shellfish resource in terms of trade volume is farmed in large quantities in all South East Asian Countries including India as well as in Latin America. This industry has severely been criticized being the root cause of mangrove destruction and environment deterioration in the coastal areas due to wanton intensification and abuse of chemical and antibiotics along with discharge of untreated effluents. This has affected the shrimp farmers who suffered huge crop losses due to disease prevalence over and over again compelling them to choose a sustainable viewpoint in solidarity with the environment so that they can sustain their production systems on a longer run. Biomimicry is an approach to imitate nature and its methods of problem solving and applying those concepts in betterment of mankind. Such a concept yet novel has been introduced in shrimp farming sector too where the farmers are building copefloc instead of biofloc to stimulate the production of copepods in the system which not only acts as excellent natural food but also acts as an immunostimulant keeping the diseases at bay. This technology being superior in terms of compensation for no artificial feed requirement but production of natural feed with the help of fermented rice and soya products will definitely be the new face of shrimp farming in coming days.


Keywords: Biomimicry, Copefloc, Biofloc, Shrimp, Aquamimicry, C: N ratio
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Srijit Chakravarty, Shivendra Kumar and Satya Prakash. 2018. Back to the Basics: Biomimicry in Shrimp Farming.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2172-2184. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.253