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October 30, 2013

India

Andhra Pradesh—30,000 Acres of Farms Inundated by Heavy Rain

 

In late October 2013, shrimp farms in the state of Andhra Pradesh were pelted with six days of heavy rain, affecting 30,000 acres of ponds.   As temperatures and salinity levels dropped in the ponds, mortalities rose.  Devisetti Suribab, who has 25 acres of shrimp ponds, said, “We were expecting very good yields this year, but the rains played havoc on shrimp culture this time, and we are going to lose almost 50 percent of the crop.”

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  30,000 Acres of Shrimp Farms Inundated in Andhra Pradesh.  Ken Coons (kencoons@seafood.com).  October 29, 2013.

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