Modelling growth rate of Penaeus monodon Fabricius in intensively managed ponds: effects of temperature, pond age and stocking density

Jackson, C. J. & Wang, Y-G. (1998) Modelling growth rate of Penaeus monodon Fabricius in intensively managed ponds: effects of temperature, pond age and stocking density. Aquaculture Research, 29(1), pp. 27-36.

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Abstract

Records of shrimp growth and water quality made during 12 crops from each of 48 ponds, over a period of 6.5 years, were provided by a Queensland, Australia, commercial shrimp farm, These data were analysed with a new growth model derived from the Gompertz model. The results indicate that water temperature, mortality and pond age significantly affect growth rates. After 180 days, shrimp reach 34 g at constant 30 degrees C, but only 15 g after the same amount of time at 20 degrees C. Mortality, through thinning the density of shrimp in the ponds, increased the growth rate, but the effect is small. With continual production, growth rates at first remained steady, then appeared to decrease for the sixth and seventh crop, after which they have increased steadily with each crop. It appears that conservative pond management, together with a gradual improvement in husbandry techniques, particularly feed management, brought about this change. This has encouraging implications for the long-term sustainability of the farming methods used. The growth model can be used to predict productivity, and hence, profitability, of new aquaculture locations or new production strategies.

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ID Code: 90620
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: YT816
Times Cited: 32
Cited Reference Count: 27
Jackson, CJ Wang, YG
Blackwell science ltd
Oxford
Keywords: merguiensis, plot
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2109.1998.tb01358.x
ISSN: 1355-557X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 Blackwell Science
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2015 06:22
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2015 06:22

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