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KISR experts farm white-leg shrimp

Food Kuwait City 13 Aug 22
KISR experts farm white-leg shrimp
Aqua life experts at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research farms white-leg shrimp at a desert area in Kabd.
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Kuwait, Kuwait
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Kuwait City
Start Time
13 August 2022, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 August 2022, 12:00 AM
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Aqua life experts at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) managed to farm white-leg shrimp (or vannamei) at a desert area in Kabd using low salinity water.

The experimental model shrimp farm of the Institute imported vannamei larvae from Thailand and has almost reached a commercial production level, KISR’s Acting Director General Dr. Manei’ Al-Siderawi said Monday.

“This species of shrimp started to dominate the global shrimp farming business due to the speed of its growth rate and high resistance to viral diseases. The productivity of the experiment, the first of its kind, reached two kilograms per square meter,” Dr. Al-Siderawi pointed out.

He added that the vannamei farming project in Kabd falls in the framework of Kuwait Development Plan 2035 and the instructions of the cabinet to upgrade the fish and shrimp farming techniques as a means of backing the national food security.


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