Accession Number : ADA273172
Title : Containment Area Aquaculture Program. Economics and Marketing of Aquaculture in Dredged Material Containment Areas
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : C-K ASSOCIATES INC BATON ROUGE LA
Report Date : Sep 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 122
Abstract : High land and construction costs hinder development of pond-based aquaculture in the United States. A partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) may reduce these constraints. The dredged material containment areas (DMCA) operated by the USACE are structurally similar to aquaculture ponds and typically are used by the USACE only once every 3 to 10 years. With the Corps and navigational interests contributing to dike construction and land acquisition, the costs of aquaculture may be reduced while providing the Corps with the additional disposal areas needed to maintain our nation's waterways. The Containment Area Aquaculture Program (CAAP) was established to investigate the feasibility of DMCA aquaculture from biological, economic, engineering, and legal perspectives. The technical feasibility of DMCA's was demonstrated in 42- and 47-ha DMCA's near Brownsville, TX. Pumps, filters, and drainage structures were added to these DMCA's to accommodate aquaculture operations and a 1.6-ha nursery pond was constructed. During a 3-year period, four crops of penaeid shrimp were raised. Production rates averaged 670 kg/ha of whole shrimp (range: 338 to 1,143 kg/ha) with 51 percent survival (range: 23 percent to 74 percent). Total production for the four crops was 116,088 kg of whole shrimp (71,878 k tails), and this was sold for over $475,000.
Descriptors : *ECONOMICS , *DREDGED MATERIALS , *AQUICULTURE , UNITED STATES , MATERIALS , CONTAINMENT(GENERAL) , CONSTRUCTION , ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS , DISPOSAL , WATERWAYS , SHRIMP , PONDS , DIKES , PRODUCTION RATE , FILTERS , OPERATION , DRAINAGE , STRUCTURES , ACQUISITION
Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
Economics and Cost Analysis
Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE