This manual provides practical advice on good management practices for sustainable freshwater prawn (scampi) farming in India. The manual covers:

  • General principles of sustainable farming.
  • Relevant legal issues including for hatcheries.
  • Land and water use.
  • Impact on natural habitats.
  • Hachery, nursery and growout management.
  • Environmental and social responsibility.

The manual was developed via a multi-stakeholder consultation held at the Head Office of the National Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (NaCSA), Kakinada, 6-7 December 2007.

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