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Good evening, just wondering if any members of this forum know of any intensive prawn farms that are successfully viable (financially) using RAS systems intensively ?

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Nelson D. Gerundo
Nelson D. Gerundo

 

Hi Hendrick,

Good afternoon.

To date, there are only a few countries still left producing more Penaeus monodon than any other species of farmed penaeids.

Australia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines are the remaining countries in the world that are producing more cultured Penaeus monodon than any other species of farmed penaeids. 

On the other hand, Sri Lanka is fast transitioning to Penaeus vannamei intensive farming.

https://shrimpinsights.com/blog/sri-lankas-rapid-transition-l-vannamei-shrimp-production

Although there were thoughts of resurrecting the Philippine black tiger prawn farming industry by going back to intensification using RAS, I don’t see this turning into a reality.

https://www.rastechmagazine.com/ras-eyed-to-resurrect-philippines-prawn-farming-industry/

We are presently producing an average of 45,000 metric tonnes of Penaeus monodon annually through the low-stocking extensive method of prawn farming for domestic consumption commanding a high demand in the local market and at a higher price than Penaeus vannamei.

The reality is that despite the plan to resurrect the Philippine black tiger prawn industry through intensification via RAS, my country is still producing more Penaeus monodon to date via the low-stocking extensive method of prawn farming than Penaeus vannamei via the intensive method of shrimp farming with a meager volume of just 17,000 metric tonnes annually on average.

Besides ... what is there to resurrect in the Philippines via RAS?

Kind regards,

Nelson

 

Nelson D. Gerundo
Nelson D. Gerundo

 

Because the Philippine black tiger prawn industry is right where it should be using the low-stocking extensive method of prawn farming which is the more profitable and the more sustainable method of Penaeus monodon farming in the long run in a country with negligible prawn export volume that consumes 90% of the farmed prawns it produces annually.

Nelson

Nelson D. Gerundo
Nelson D. Gerundo

 

Where the majority of the total farmed black tiger prawn production annually in the Philippines comes from Central Luzon where I am located and from Northern Mindanao

While in Western Visayas where Negros Province is located which used to be the nidus of Penaeus monodon farming intensification beginning in the 1980s is now just producing an average of 816 metric tonnes of farmed black tiger prawns annually ... decimated by recurrent prawn diseases due to greed and environmental abuse and deterioration.

FYI

Nelson

Nelson D. Gerundo
Nelson D. Gerundo

 

You have been weighed. You have been measured ... and you have absolutely been found wanting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_jGlTEBUxU

To resurrect the Western Visayas intensive prawn farming industry that used to produce an average of about 15,000 metric tonnes of farmed black tiger prawns in the 1980s but is presently producing just a meager annual average volume of 816 metric tonnes of farmed black tiger prawns? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0obbOH5keR4

Because there is nothing to resurrect in the black tiger prawn farming Industry in Central Luzon which is currently producing half of the total black tiger prawn volume production of the Philippines using the more profitably sustainable low-stocking extensive method of black tiger prawn farming since time immemorial.

FYI

Nelson

 

Nelson D. Gerundo
Nelson D. Gerundo

 

From 10,000 metric tonnes farmed tiger prawn volume production in the 1980s, the black tiger prawn industry in CENTRAL LUZON is now producing a little more than 20,000 metric tonnes of fresh farmed black tiger prawns without resorting to intensification.  UP 👍

http://img.picturequotes.com/2/454/453768/if-people-could-learn-history-what-lessons-it-might-teach-us-quote-1.jpg

Quite opposite compared to the fate of WESTERN VISAYAS where the Negros intensive prawn farming industry is located ... from 15,000 metric tonnes intensive prawn aquaculture volume production in the 1980s down to just a meager 816 metric tonnes, hitherto three decades later to date. DOWN 👎

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOsAqP4PNto

FYI

Nelson 

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