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KISR Takes Steps to Provide Food Security in Kuwait, Experiments with Vannamei Shrimp Farming

The Kuwait Institute of Science has announced that it has successfully farmed commercial quantities of vannamei shrimp, saying the government is inclined to set up commercial companies to farm marine life and sell the products. .

A local Arabic-language daily, citing a KISR source, said the process of harvesting shrimp on farms outside the Kabud Institute had a 65% shrimp survival rate, while yielding 2 tonnes per 1,000 square meters. said it expects to produce KISR imported larvae from the Kingdom of Thailand. A farmed shrimp measures 15 centimeters and weighs 15-16 grams.

Dr. Sherine Al-Subaie, a scientific researcher at the Institute’s Center for Environmental and Life Sciences Research, said the aim of the project is to develop the importance of cultivating desert areas.

Al-Subaie said the research institute was able to harvest semi-commercially farmed shrimp at an external farm yesterday and the harvested amount will be transferred into two parts, the first part being research, data collection and Said it was for laboratory analysis and would be distributed.Farms wishing to implement the project, and another portion distributed within laboratories and within government agencies, conduct experiments to find consumer opinions and taste studies, especially if it is a new type of
production cycle.

She added that the shrimp farming cycle takes four months, but the laboratory’s experience within the Kabud region shows that it takes three months for production to reach the required size and weight (ranging from 15 to 16 grams). A month was enough.

She said culturing experiments began in May of last year, showing that two kilograms per cubic meter were produced.

Production costs have been shown to range from one dinar to one and a half dinars, depending on feed type and imported larvae. This indicates that the larvae used in the project were imported from Thailand due to having high quality and certified hatcheries.

She explained that the project includes internal and external production to study the impact of the external environment and heat waves on production.

Laboratory officials touched on several stages of shrimp farming and growth, starting with a two-week acclimation stage, then being transferred to an incubator for four weeks before changing to the juvenile stage. Move to the fattening stage until the

They pointed to plans to establish feed mills and hatcheries in Kuwait as part of Kuwait’s food security plan.

5 steps to strengthen food security

01 – Expansion of Farmed Shrimp Production

02 – Farm more types of fish

03 – Shrimp Production Cycle Reduction at Kabd

04 – Implementation Direction of the Fish Complex Project

05 – Strengthening scientific research in the field of food production

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