24. Dec, 2016

Overwhelming Support for International Aquamimicry Aquatainment 2017

We have overwhelming support for the International Aquamimicry Aquatainment from 9 to 13 Januuary 2017. Thank you to those who have registered and we see you soon.

Merry Christmas and Happy and Prosperous 2017.

Aquamimicry - the next Aquaculture paradigm shift kick off at Bangkok.

Let's grow It

Registration has closed. For those who missed us this time, wait for the next aquaculture paradigm shift. 

11. Dec, 2016

Get Ready for International Aquamimicry Aquatainment 2017 @ Bangkok

Less than 30 days to International Aquamimicry Aquatainment 2017. For those who have indicated their interest are advised to do so by 15/12/16 for confirmed hotel booking as per details in our brochure. To date more than 50 have registered from Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Fiji, Malaysia, UAE, India, Vietnam, Singapore, China, South Korea, USA and Thailand.

This is the largest gathering of international shrimp farmers to begin for 2017 for sharing, learning and networking for the betterment of shrimp aquaculture through the participation of Aquamimicry workshop organized by the Aquamimicry Aquaculture Alliance.

The next aquaculture paradigm shift starts from 9/1/17 to 13/1/17 at Bangkok and Hua Hin.

22. Oct, 2016

Veerasun Prayotamornkul presented Aquamimicry Indoor at AquaSG16

Veerasun Prayotamornkul was invited to AquaSG 16 to present Aquamimicry Indoor, a superintensive method developed by Glen Cho from Aquamimicry Korea. He continued to expound the benefits of using feremnted soya as an aternative feed for Vanamai, practiced worldwide by many Aquamumimcry worldwide. Currentlt Tran Kinh Bang uses on a large scale fermented soya to his shrimp farms in Vietnam. More details of improved Aquamimicry RAS systems were shown from Decha farms at Prachinburi to a large audience consisting the academia, farmers and researchers at the Conference

8. Sep, 2016

AIT to assume a lead role in Aquamimicry Sustainable Shrimp farming venture

With shrimp farming in Thailand facing considerable challenges in recent years, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will be assuming a lead role in research and dissemination of aquamimicry technology.

“The technology has great potential, and AIT has invited farmers to establish a prototype demonstration project, where farmers can use the AIT ponds and the Institute can serve as a knowledge partner,” AIT President Prof. Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai remarked. AIT will offer institutional support under its theme of “R&D for mankind,” to help promote this paradigm shift in aquaculture.

At the four-day Aquamimicry Sustainable Shrimp Farming Workshop held in Hua Hin from 7-11 August 2016 organized by the Aquamimicry Aquaculture Alliance (AAA), President Worsak offered to establish an International Aquamimicry Demonstration and Training Center (IADTC) at AIT, which could serve as prototype and act as a training ground. Further, he also invited AAA to establish an “International Center for Sustainable Aquaculture (ICSA)” jointly with AIT to conduct research and promote sustainable aquaculture to the world.

Dr. K R Salin of AIT, who has spearheaded the organization of biofloc workshops in Thailand, remarked that aquamimicry has gained traction in recent months after the success of a few select farmers who were successful in reversing the losses suffered in traditional shrimp farming. Commercial shrimp farming has suffered on account of diseases as well as a decline in production. Further, commercial shrimp farming is a very intensive operation with high cost of stocking, feeding and considerable initial investment, and it has led to significant losses in natural mangroves in coastal areas.

“In Aquamimicry, farmers combine sustainable and intensive farming, where they try and recreate natural biodiversity in artificial ponds,” Dr. Salin said. Shrimp is cultured naturally and natural feed is regularly mixed with commercial feed to reduce the cost of production and to improve productivity.

The new technology, which was developed by a group of Thai Shrimp Farmers coordinated by Mr. Veerasun Prayotamornkul, has produced disease-free shrimps by mimicking the natural aquatic shrimp habitat. This has been replicated by shrimp farmers in Thailand and Vietnam, China, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, India and Bangladesh, where this technology has been adopted.

Aquamimicry relies on generation of live feed (living organism) within the culture system, which mimics the natural situation in aquatic ecosystems where shrimps are grown naturally and they are nurtured in coastal mangrove areas. The system is non-polluting as the entire waste is converted into organic live feed. The system is found to be free of major diseases that traditionally plague the commercial shrimp farming industry.

The workshop was organized by the Aquamimicry Aquaculture Alliance (AAA) involving AIT along with partner organizations – Thai Organic Shrimp Group, Kasetsart University and Institution of Aquaculture Singapore. Nearly 120 participants from 20 nations participated in the event.

“Already four AIT students are working in this project, and we are now ascertaining the success rate of this technology in different climatic zones,” Dr. Salin added. AIT’s next Biofloc and Aquamimicry Workshop will be held from 14-18 November 2016 at AIT and Hua Hin.


20. Aug, 2016

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