Intensive Shrimp Farming Technology 2019 Workshop 26 to 28 September 2019

Intensive shrimp farming both indoor and outdoor
Learn from theory, design, equipment setup, start up and practice of biofloc from the experts in the industry. 
Actual field case study will be provided from the facilitators.

Dr Ray Andrew 
Asst Professor Kentucky State University
Web Editor: The Biofloc Technology Steering Committee
Aquacultural Engineering Society


• Tierney, T.W., and A.J. Ray. 2018. Comparing biofloc, clear-water, and hybrid nursery systems (Part I): Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production, water quality, and stable isotope dynamics. Aquacultural Engineering 82: 73-79. 
• Fleckenstein, L.J., Tierney, T.W., and A.J. Ray. 2018. Comparing biofloc, clear-water, and hybrid recirculating nursery systems (Part II): Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) production and water quality Dynamics. Aquacultural Engineering 82: 80-85. 
• Ray, A.J., and J.M. Lotz. 2017. Comparing salinities of 10, 20, and 30‰ in intensive, commercialscale biofloc shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production systems. Aquaculture 476: 29-36. 
• Ray, A.J., Drury, T.H., and Cecil, A. 2017. Comparing clear-water RAS and biofloc systems: Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production, water quality, and biofloc nutritional contributions estimated using stable isotopes. Aquacultural Engineering 77: 9-14. 
• Ray, A.J., and J.M. Lotz. 2017. Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production and stable isotope dynamics in clear-water RAS versus biofloc systems. Aquaculture Research 48: 4390-4398. 
• Ray, A.J., and J.M. Lotz. 2014. Comparing a chemoautotrophic-based biofloc system and three heterotrophic-based systems receiving different carbohydrate sources. Aquacultural Engineering 63: 54-61. 

Dr Nyan Taw, International Shrimp Consultant
Senior Advisor, MFF (Myanmar Fisheries Federation)/ ADB Consultant, FITES (Fisheries Technology & Services Centre of Vietnam)

In 1988, he joined the FAO of UN and served at FAO/UNDP/UNHCR fisheries and aquaculture projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, culminating the position of Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) until early 1995. From 1995, he accumulated valuable commercial experience by joining the private commercial sector. He served as Senior Vice President responsible for R&D and commercial production at one of the largest integrated shrimp farms (Dipasena – over 20,000 ponds) in Indonesia. He served as Vice President in CPB, CP Indonesia, large integrated shrimp farm (3,700 intensive culture ponds where he initiated biofloc technology to commercial scale. He joined Blue Archipelago Berhad as Senior Technical Advisor/GM in August 2009 to develop a biosecure modular intensive shrimp farm project (iSHARP) at 1,000 hectares land. From September 2013, he transferred the project’s full-time responsibility and at present served as technical consultant until 2015

Dr. Nyan has provided consultancy for shrimp farming companies in Central (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua & Belize) and South (Peru & Ecuador) American countries, Middle East (Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) and Asia (China, Indonesia, India & Vietnam). He conducted Shrimp Biofloc Technology workshops for shrimp farmers, researchers and investors in Malaysia (BAB/UMT), Australia (Shrimp Farmers Association), India (NaCSA/MPEDA), Saudi Arabia (FAO/SAS), Indonesia (IAS/MAI), Thailand (AIT) and Myanmar (CIHAEM/DoF). 

Dr Nyan and Research Team has published a book entitled ‘Prawn Culture in Burma’ in 1984. He co-authored a chapter in the book by Yoram Avnimelech on Biofloc Technology (2012 & 2014). Dr Nyan recently published a book on shrimp farming ‘Intensive shrimp farming systems in Asia: Commercial implementation of biosecure and biofloc systems to help control shrimp farming diseases’ (Taw, N. 1918, Scholars’ Press). Dr Nyan is a member of Biofloc Working group, Aquaculture Engineering Society, World Aquaculture Society.

His significant contribution is on intensive shrimp farming technology - in development of farm biosecurity, biofloc technology and designing biosecure large modular farms. 

Fee: (Singapore Dollars)

Public: $800 per pax

IAS (Institution of Aquaculture Singapore) Member: $720 per pax

Approved local Tertiary Institution Students: S$400 per pax

Deposit: 50% of Course fee (non-refundable)

Guaranteed reservation: First paid first come basis


TT or Bank Transfer

DBS Bank Ltd

Account: 7171 014 0227865


Bank Address:


 Bukit Timah Branch

 1 Jalan Anak Bukit #01-19/20 Bukit Timah Plaza

 Singapore 588996

 Limited Seats: 40 First Pay first serve

Venue: Republic Polytechnic Singapore

Closing Date 31 July 2019

Jimmy Lim




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Ray Andrew Program 26 to 27 September 2019

Intensive Shrimp Farming Technology Workshop

Singapore – September 26 – 7, 2019

  • Introduction to Intensive Shrimp Farming
    • Global and Regional Trends
    • Why Intensify Production?
    • Water Quality
      • Temperature
      • DO
      • pH
      • Salinity
        • Artificial Salts versus Seawater
  • The Nitrogen Cycle
  • Solids
  • Phosphorus
  • Metals
  • Measuring Water Quality
    • What to Measure and When
    • Novel Instruments
    • Standard Techniques
  • Data Management
  • Production Strategies
    • Hatcheries
    • Nurseries
    • Pond-Based Systems
    • Biofloc-Based Systems
    • Indoor and Greenhouse Systems
    • Feeding Strategies
    • Feeds to Use
    • Engineering
      • Tanks/Pond Design
      • System Layouts
      • Aeration and Mixing
      • Heating
      • Solids Filtration
        • Drains
        • Settling
        • Fractionation
  • Biological Filtration
    • Nitrification
    • Algal Assimilation
    • Microbial Assimilation
    • Denitrification
    • Aquaponics
    • Shrimp Health
      • Viral Disease
      • Bacterial Disease
      • Health Monitoring
      • Harvesting and Processing
        • Jumbo Shrimp
        • Whole Shrimp
        • Live Shrimp Delivery
        • Freezing Techniques
        • Economics and Marketing Strategies
          • Capital Costs
          • Operating Costs
          • Branding
          • Sales Strategies

KSU Aquaculture Videos

Biofloc Technology Workshop 2013

Biofloc Technology Workshop 2013 conducted by EM Prof Yoram Avnimelech at Temsasek Ploytechnic Singapore

Dr Ray Andrew