Office of Academic Service KKU and Faculty of Agriculture run a workshop on “Farming Pacific White Shrimp in a Whirlpool System”. Productivity can reach 300 shrimps per square meter after a period of 70 days at the size of 60 shrimps per kilogram.
September 24-25, 2022 – The Fishery Unit of the Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University joined the Office of Academic Service KKU to run a technology transfer workshop on farming Pacific white shrimp (L. vannamei) in a closed whirlpool system with low saline content. Twenty six farmers attended, 9 coming from Isan region, 7 from the South and 10 from the Center. The trainers were from the Department of Fishery, namely, Assoc. Prof. Bandit Yuangsoi, Ph.D., Dr. Siriporn Tho-la, Ajarn Kampon Thai-so, Ajarn Somwang, and Mr. Tanakorn Chuaycham.
Assoc. Prof. Chuchat Kamollert, D.V.M., Director Office of Academic Service KKU of Khon Kaen University delivered the opening speech. “The University’s different faculties have their duties in instruction, preparing graduates, research and building new bodies of knowledge. Office of Academic Service KKU functions as the University’s window, coordinating different faculties to disseminate the knowledge outcomes from instruction and research to communities for sustainable development. We are grateful to the Faculty of Agriculture, the Dean of the faculty and the trainers from the Department of Fishery, led by Assoc. Prof. Bandit Yuangsoi for the useful training.”
Assoc. Prof. Bandit Yuangsoi, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Fishery, Faculty of Agriculture related about the importance of the farming of Pacific white shrimp (L. vannamei). “The Pacific white shrimps (L. vannamei) are sea shrimps. They are valuable and important in economy at present. The shrimps have been developed to be farmed in fresh water that contains low saline content, using the whirlpool system. While farming, no water is discharged, so it is environmentally friendly in this regard. The farming density is 300 shrimps per square meter. If they are farmed in earth ponds, the density will only be 50-60 shrimps per square meter. The period of farming before selling is 70 days, and their size is 60 shrimps per one kilogram.”
Ajarn Kampon Thai-so, Manager of the Fishery Unit added, “This training is a workshop so that trainees are able to see with their eyes. The topics included are, understanding shrimps, care, feeds, water quality control, managing the water-air-light system, and initial cost of farming and marketing.”
After the training, the farmers became interested and 3 farmers decided to invest. Office of Academic Service KKU set a line group for the following-up and for answering questions from the farmers.
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