Shrimp farming: Where does the carbon go?

Sternberg, Leonel da Silveira Lobo and Ramos e Silva, Carlos Augusto and Dávalos, Pablo Bezerra (2013) Shrimp farming: Where does the carbon go? Central European Geology, 56 (1). pp. 13-18. ISSN 1788-2281


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Abstract The muscle tissues of the Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp grown in ponds through organic and traditional (intensive) management show that δ<sup>13</sup>C values were similar amongst the shrimp. Shrimp grown in the traditional pond were enriched in <sup>13</sup>C by 7‰ relative to the carbon isotope ratios of their feed. The differences in the carbon isotope ratios of shrimp and feed in the traditional pond shows that the feed is not the main carbon source for shrimp grown in the traditional intensive management. Using mass balance we calculate that feed in traditional culture contributes at most 13% of the shrimp's carbon biomass.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 09:15
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 09:15

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