April 7, 2016


Thailand OK's new rules on white shrimp farming



The Thai Cabinet has approved draft regulations related to white shrimp farming in a bid to ensure higher quality and safety of the country's shrimp.


Deputy Government Spokesperson Maj. Gen. Weerachon Sukhontapatipak said after this week's Cabinet meeting that the Cabinet had agreed to the proposed regulations that will set higher standards for the production of white shrimp ((Penaeus vannamei).


Weerachon pointed out that the shrimp farming sector has been plagued by early mortality syndrome (EMS), or acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND).


He said the new regulations on white shrimp farming prescribe practices that farmers have to follow to restore confidence in the quality and safety of Thai shrimp.

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