Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Volume 21(1): 24-26
Aquaculture Asia Magazine, Volume 21(1): 24-26

The regular shell colour of farmed Litopenaeus vannamei is off -white to greenish-white but instances of L. vannamei with brown-shell colour do occur in farmed shrimp. Physically, except for colour, the white-shelled vannamei and brown-shelled vannamei appear similar. A study was conducted to determine if there were differences in the white- and brown-shelled shrimp vis-à-vis shell colour, meat colour, meat composition and meat texture. White-shelled vannamei was determined to be better in terms of meat composition and texture profile but brown-shelled vannamei yielded a more brightly red-coloured cooked product.

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Aquaculture Asia Magazine, January-March 2017

In this issue:

Anti-microbial resistance in aquaculture; participatory market chain approaches to boost fish nurseries; traditional community fishing practices of rural Assam; practical significance of restricted feeding regimes in aquaculture; Bangana dero: A potential indigenous fish species for diversification of carp culture; shell colour variation in farmed Litopenaeus vannamei: Comparison of white- and brown-shelled shrimp; culture-based fisheries: A low-tech, greenhouse friendly approach to improving food and income for Cambodian families.