Tribune News ServiceLudhiana, September 10In view of the fast growth of Vannamei shrimp farming in the salt affected south west districts of Punjab, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, organised a two-day training programme on “Best Management Practices (BMPs) for shrimp farming”. The main aim of the said training programme was to acquaint aspiring stakeholders and shrimp farmers about BMPs to produce export quality shrimp for long term sustainability of shrimp farming industry in the state. As many as 38 trainees from various districts of Punjab and neighbouring states such as Rajasthan and Haryana participated. Being a ‘High Cost High Risk’ aquaculture activity, the existing huge potential of shrimp farming industry in Punjab can only be realized if every shrimp farmer adheres to strict bio-security guidelines and BMPs, addressing all food security concerns and international export standards, she added. Dr Prabjeet Singh, Course coordinator of the training programme, said the complete technical knowhow with respect to vannamei shrimp farming was given to participants, starting from pond construction, pond preparation, bio-security measures, BMPs in respect to seed source/quality, water quality management, feeding management, health management and processing/value addition.
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