Profitability evaluation of resource allocation for growing redtail and Chinese shrimp
- Profitability evaluation
- Resource allocation
- Redtail shrimp ( Penaeus penicillatus )
- Chinese shrimp ( Penaeus chinensis )
- 1) Department of Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, 202 R.O.C.
: A farming survey was conducted to evaluate the profitability of resource allocation for producing redtail shrimp, Penaeus penicillatus (Alock) and Chinese shrimp, P. chinensis (Osbeck). Data on production costs and total revenue according to different harvest sizes of shrimp species were collected based on 108 individual ponds operated by 25 surveyed shrimp farmers. The results indicated that growing Chinese shrimp to a marketable size of 12 g was the most profitable management strategy. The profits could be maximized by integrating small-scale farms to a 12.41 ha optimal farming area when the available resources remained the same as those for a 10 ha farm.
- 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
- 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
- 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
- 4 - ethologie animale
- 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Agronomy and Crop Science
- 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science