Freshwater Shrimp Farming Business
The world over people just love freshwater shrimps. I do and I think you do too. And now you are considering the next step of transforming that passion for a food that is both mouthwatering and nutritious into a hobby and a business. Thats what brings you here. And yes, you have come to the right place.
Whether you intend to start off Freshwater shrimp farming as a hobby or venture into commercial production we at Shrimp Farming How To will help you with your queries and guide you to raise your own freshwater shrimps.
Raising freshwater shrimps is easy, it is fun, it’s satisfying and if you are doing it for business it can be very profitable too. The global demand for freshwater shrimps has increased enormously over the last decade and shows no sign of abating. On the contrary, demand is literally exploding beyond all previous estimates, so much so freshwater shrimp farming has developed into a technically viable and economically profitable aquaculture option as the demand-supply gap has led to spiraling prices.
The United States happens to be the largest consumer and importer of freshwater shrimps accounting for as much as 20% of the global produce. However the production in the US is low inspite of plenty of opportunity to enhance it. This itself provides a great market for persons in the US to capitalise on a ready market. At present maximum production happens in Southeast Asia from where it is exported globally.
One reason for the ever increasing demand is the consumers shift in preference from marine shrimps to freshwater ones as people have become more conscious about the quality of their food over the years. Freshwater shrimp farming lends itself to effective quality control in a way that is never ever possible with marine operations for obvious reasons. The increasing pollution levels in seawater because of oil spills, dumping of toxic industrial waste and untreated sewage in many cities worldwide is a case in point.
Secondly, freshwater shrimps are much more hardy and resistant to disease than marine ones. Also, the technical knowledge to practice intensive freshwater shrimp farming has increased manifold over the last couple of decades. Freshwater shrimp farming does not require a huge area. Neither does it require a huge investment in terms of money or time. You can start off on a small scale to meet your own domestic or local need, and scale up as you go along and develop your knowledge and expertise. You can also start off on a more ambitious scale depending on the time and effort that you are looking to put into your activity. Freshwater shrimp farming can also be done indoors. Indoor shrimp cultivation often very surprising yields better output as compared to outdoor farming. This is due to greater control over breeding and rearing operations.
Freshwater Shrimp Farming – Key Issues
However as with any business venture, access to right information and resources are the key to success. Accurate information and knowhow can make your success easier. Similarly wrong information can frustrate your progress. Relevant information in the domain of Freshwater shrimp farming includes but is not limited to the following. Shrimp Farming How To considers the below mentioned issues to be of particular importance.
- Selection of shrimp variety that provides maximise yield and profit
- How and from where to source freshwater shrimp hatchlings
- How to estimate scale, cost and profit from freshwater shrimp farming operations
- What to feed shrimps
- How to eliminate shrimp predators
- How to ensure water quality
- Optimum stocking density
- Feeding Rates
- How to store, package and market your produce
- Contacts of bulk procurers
The answers to all these questions are provided in the Freshwater Shrimp Farming Guide. Shrimp Farming How To unhesitatingly recommends this superb guide that provides comprehensive information about all aspects of freshwater shrimp farming in a very practical manner to all who are interested in this field – from very beginners to those who are thinking of scaling up their operations. The information is up to date and constantly so with lifetime supplements that reflect every change in this exciting and dynamic activity. While much information is available in the internet, to establish a successful freshwater shrimp farming business a much more focussed technical and marketing knowhow is required that is simply not available elsewhere. A lot many books are available that are more academic in nature and as such leave many commercial aspects of freshwater shrimp farming untouched. The Freshwater Shrimp Farming Guide covers its objectives admirably – from the technical issues to the nitty gritty of finance and marketing, all factors that impact and influence success in this venture.
Freshwater Shrimp Farming Guide – Key Contents
Some of the key contents of the Freshwater Shrimp Farming Guide include:
- Shrimp Farming Basics
- Detailed discussion of technical issues
- Product selection, business and financial planning
- Directory of aquaculture equipment suppliers, hatcheries,consultants, credit companies, packing plants, processors, feed suppliers, shrimp importers, shrimp exporters etc.
- Software that does over 15 calculations and conversions – from weight, volume, area to water treatment levels, water flow, density, drug treatments etc. These help to calculate potential yield and estimate profit
Anyone going through this resource will easily appreciate the hard work that has gone into creating it. We at Shrimp Farming How To are convinced there is nothing comparable to it that is available. Shrimp Farming How To strongly recommends the Freshwater Shrimp Farming Guide to all serious shrimp farming aspirants. Wishing you success. Happy Shrimp Farming!