Practical Manual on Better Management Practices for Tambak Farming in Aceh

This practical manual provides better management practices for the farming of shrimp in tambak systems in Aceh, Indonesia. The manual addresses the formation of farmer groups, crop planning, and specifies better management practices including on:

  • Location of tambaks.
  • Design and construction of tambaks.
  • Pond preparation practices.
  • Shrimp seed selection and stocking practices.
  • Feed management practices.
  • Water management practices.
  • health management practices.
  • Harvest and post-harvest handling practices.
  • Keeping records.
  • Improved marketing practices.


Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.


Technical publications

NACA publishes technical papers and manuals for a wide variety of farming systems and related environmental and social issues. Many of these provide guidance on better management practices with a view to improving crop outcomes and on-farm resource utilisation efficiency. By using inputs such as feed and power more efficiently, farmers can simultaneously improve their profitability and environmental performance.