Suvadeep Samanta,Prosenjit Pramanick,Sufia Zaman,Abhijit Mitra,




Penaeus monodon,Indian Sundarbans,survival rate,dissolved oxygen,dissolved nutrients,shrimp culture,


The survival rate of Penaeus monodon was monitored for a decade (2010-2019) in two shrimp culture ponds at Chemaguri located at Sagar Island in the Indian Sundarbans delta complex. The two ponds exhibited significant variations in terms of the survival rate of the cultured species, which is attributed to variations in nitrate, phosphate, and dissolved oxygen. The root cause of such difference is related to variation in stocking density of the cultured species (10 PL20/m2 in pond 1 and 25 PL20/m2 in pond 2) which resulted in the generation of nutrients (except silicate) and alteration of Dissolved Oxygen (DO). Optimization of stocking density and introduction of a biotreatment pond may restore and ecologically balance the situation in the shrimp culture sector of the Sundarban region.


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