Semi-intensive pond farming

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Harvest at Sangchan Co. Ltd. Shrimp Farm (Photo: Andreas Schneider)

Semi-intensive farmers are usually located in the inner mainlands, and use freshwater mono- and polyculture farming. Farmers use low stocking densities and own around 2-30 ponds, with an average of 8-12 ponds. The environmental impact of this type of farming is quite low.

Key features
Average stocking density

20-50 PL/m2

Average productivity

12,270 US$/ha/yr

# of crops per year

2 – 2.5

# of days per crop

Around 100 to 120 days, depending on the size

Harvesting season

April-June and September – November, but also partial harvest takes place during the grow-out seasons.

Type of farmer

Small to medium sized farmers

Potential risks

Free