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Evaluating the Hatchery Program of a Highly Exploited Shrimp Stock (Fenneropenaeus chinensis) in a Temperate Marine Ecosystem

March 03, 2022

We study the economic and ecological impacts of a Chinese white shrimp hatchery program at a fishery in the Jiaozhou Bay of China.

Hatchery programs are commonly used to enhance fishery stocks, while the efforts to minimize potential negative ecological impacts have grown in recent years. 

In China, Chinese white shrimp (F. chinensis ) are the fast-growing, short-lived shrimp species with a high commercial value. F. chinensis fishery is heavily dependent on the hatchery program. We evaluated the trade-off between economic profits and ecological impacts of F. chinensis hatchery program in the Jiaozhou Bay of China. 

The study indicates that the effectiveness of F. chinensis release cannot be enhanced by simply increasing the released amount. A long-term F. chinensis hatchery program with a large released amount may present additional challenges for managing natural resources in an ecosystem context.

Xing L, Chen Y, Tanaka KR, Barrier N and Ren Y. 2022. Evaluating the hatchery program of a highly exploited shrimp stock (Fenneropenaeus chinensis) in a temperate marine ecosystem. Frontiers in Marine Science.9:789805.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.789805.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 03/03/2022