History of Shrimp Farming in the
Harry Cook: Harry got started in shrimp farming in 1959 and retired in 1999, a forty year career that took him all over the world as a shrimp farming consultant and shrimp farmer. In the early 1960s, while working for the USA Bureau of Commercial Fisheries (which later became the National Marine Fisheries Service) in Galveston, Texas, he developed the famed “Galveston Method” of raising shrimp larvae. For the full report, click here.
The History of Shrimp Farming in Thailand and the Factors That Led to Its Growth: Using traditional extensive techniques in large (30 hectares or more), low-lying coastal paddy fields, the first shrimp farms in Thailand were probably started during the 1930s. For the full report, click here.
A Brief History of Shrimp Farming in Thailand: There are no records on the early development of shrimp farming in Thailand. Based on interviews with local shrimp farmers in the late 1960s, however, shrimp farming got started prior to 1930. For the full report, click here.
A Brief History and Current Status of Shrimp Farming in Thailand: At Nicovita’s Fifth Annual Symposium 2011 in Honduras (November 23, 2011), Dr. Brian Hunter, Director of Aquaculture Business and Technical Development for Diamond V, which markets science-based shrimp feed ingredients in Thailand, gave a presentation titled “‘Shrimp Aquaculture in Thailand—History and Current Status.” His talk covered: feeding, aeration, closed and semi-closed systems, low salinity pond culture, polyculture—and automatic feeders (see pictures at the end of this report). For the full report, click here.
A Brief History of Shrimp Farming in Vietnam: The March 2015 edition of World Aquaculture,the quarterly magazine of the World Aquaculture Society, contains an excellent article by several Vietnamese researchers on the history and curent status of shrimp farming in Vietnam. Here I report on the history. For the full report, click here.