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Title: Aquacultural biotechnology in Thailand: The case of the shrimp industry
Authors: Morakot Tanticharoen
Timothy W. Flegel
Watcharin Meerod
Uthaiwan Grudloyma
Nuchjaree Pisamai
Thailand National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Mahidol University
Keywords: Business, Management and Accounting;Chemical Engineering
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Citation: International Journal of Biotechnology. Vol.10, No.6 (2008), 588-603
Abstract: For the past decade, Thailand has been the leading exporter of shrimp and shrimp products to the world market and the income generated contributes substantially to the Thai economy. There are more than one million people employed directly or indirectly by the industry. At present, there is forceful competition due to price differences among major shrimp growing countries and due to new regulations resulting from consumer demands about product safety and environmental friendliness. In addition, various new disease threats have emerged, making management of shrimp cultivation ponds more complex. In the face of these pressures, Thailand has succeeded in maintaining its position as the leading exporter of cultivated shrimp. This paper describes the strategies that have evolved to fuel this success. Changes in the government's role, public policy and support mechanisms, particularly via the industry cluster approach, are considered to be important driving factors. Copyright © 2008 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN: 09636048
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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