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The Weather and Shrimp Faming


These reports are in a constant state of revision. If you would like to correct or add information to one of them, contact Bob Rosenberry at


China—Typhoon Rammasun: In July 2014, Typhoon Rammasun ravaged shrimp farms and hatcheries on Hainan Island and in the southern provinces of Guangxi and Guangdong.


El Nino and Shrimp Farming: Reports from Shrimp Farmers. El Nino, the Book. El Nino, the Movie. The Monster El Nino of 1997-1998. Maps. Diagrams. Searchable.


The 2004 Tsunami and Shrimp Farming: On December 26, 2004, an earthquake off the northwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggered a tsunami that destroyed shrimp farms in southeast India, northwest Indonesia and shrimp hatcheries in southwest Thailand. This report tells that story.


Mitch's Reign: In late October 1998, Hurricane Mitch flooded 50% of the shrimp ponds in Nicaragua and Honduras.   When Mitch hit the north coast of Honduras, it was a category five monster with winds of 180 miles an hour. Six Maps.
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