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Robins McIntosh Says


Speakers at “Advances and Innovations” in shrimp farming at the fourth edition of Aqua Aquaria India (Karnataka, India, May 2017), hosted by India’s Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), suggested that at a time when “disease happens in combinations,” the way forward in shrimp farming is through indoor, totally controlled environments.


At the conference, Robins McIntosh, with a thirty-year history in shrimp farming and currently serving as Senior Vice President of Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, said, “Apart from viruses, we now have to deal with an increase in bacterial infections caused by the warming of oceans.  They are harder to control because they do not need animal carriers and can pass through Ocean currents.  Aquaculture is about clean water.  New technologies must be backed by quality control and surveillance.”


Source: The Times of India.  Business/Adopt Controlled Nursery Environment for Best Yields in Indian Shrimp Farming: Experts.  Jaideep Shenoy.  May 15, 2017.