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Rearing European brown shrimp (Crangon crangon, Linnaeus 1758): a review on the current status and perspectives for aquaculture
Delbare, D.; Cooreman, K.; Smagghe, G. (2015). Rearing European brown shrimp (Crangon crangon, Linnaeus 1758): a review on the current status and perspectives for aquaculture. Reviews in Aquaculture 7(5): 262-282. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1111/raq.12068
In: Reviews in Aquaculture. Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken. ISSN 1753-5123, more
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Keywords
    Cannibalism; Nutritional requirements; Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Disease; Formulated feed; Production techniques

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Abstract
    The European brown shrimp, Crangon crangon, is a highly valued commercial species fished in the north-eastern Atlantic, especially the North Sea. The shrimp fisheries are mainly coastal and exert high pressures on the local ecosystems, including estuaries. The culture of the species provides an alternative to supply a niche market (large live/fresh shrimps) in a sustainable manner. However, after more than a century of biological research on this species, there is still little knowledge on its optimal rearing conditions. C. crangon remains a difficult species to keep alive and healthy for an extended period of time in captivity. This review is based on a comprehensive literature search and reflects on the current status of experimental rearing techniques used for this species, identifies the problems that compromise the closing of the life cycle in captivity and provides examples on how these problem issues were solved in the culture of commercial shrimp species or other crustaceans. The ability to consistently produce high-quality offspring could initiate the commercial production of this valuable shrimp. A further advantage of the ability to consistently produce high-quality offspring of this species would facilitate research on the development of new bioassays with this ecologically and economically important species in a wide variety of biochemical and physiological studies.

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