Talk:Shrimp fishery

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Incomplete[edit]

This is far from complete. Especially the section on shrimp farming could use some expansion. IIRC, there are several problems associated with shrimp farming in Asia, esp. Thailand. One is that natural coasts are destroyed to build shrimp farms; mangroves are cut down, which (as always) leads to increased erosion and generally badly upsets the ecosystem of the region. Furthermore, the shrimp are crowded together in these sea-water acquariums (or whatever one calls these brood cages). They're held under conditions that have nothing to do at all with their natural habitat and behavior, and are also extremely susceptible to catch illnesses and parasites. As a result, they're fed a diet that includes antibiotics, which again is highly problematic, for it not only injects antibiotics into the food chain, but also increases possibilities for germs to become resistant against them. Lupo 10:57, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Please, add all of that information to the article. I only separated it out from its former location because it didn't belong either at shrimp or at prawn, since it applies to both. --Stemonitis 11:44, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I may do so, but it'll take quite some research to back it up with reputable sources. The above is just what I remembered off the top of my head. I just thought I'd mention it; maybe someone else who has more knowledge and the pertinent sources at her or his fingertips picks it up before I eventually get around to it. Lupo 12:21, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Just for the record: this has been done. See Shrimp farm. Lupo 11:52, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
Could anyone add some information about the importance of shrimp fishing (e.g. people employed, percentage of overall fishing in the regions involved?). If no numbers are available I would also be thankful for an "educated guess" on this discussion page. Doesn't have to be scientific, I'm just curious. Malc82 10:20, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Sharks Attack Shrimping Boat, Setting it Adrift off Florida Coast[edit]

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — A crew of two fishermen was stranded 100 miles off Florida's coast after a pack of bull sharks that had been following the shrimping boat for days smashed a hole into the ship's hull and broke its propeller. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250503,00.html Crocoite 23:14, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Error[edit]

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Any information is relevant[edit]

Vandalism would mean nothing constructive was added and degraded the quality of the page which was not the case. Recreational shrimping is a small niche sport encompassing perhaps three to four different methods. Any information relevant to the topic should be included. Links from Wikipedia are marked as nofollow so it is not helping anyone through advertising and the name of the method was already cited in the article. Deleting the entire section and removing any reference to this form of recreational shrimping seems a bit excessive and counter to the objective of writing a page about it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.35.13.1 (talk) 07:08, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Not all information is relevant to an encyclopaedia. You are very welcome to add details about different methods, but not to add links and material that promote a specific commercial interest. --Geronimo20 (talk) 07:33, 23 March 2009 (UTC)