Aquamimicry – The New Aquaculture Paradigm Shift
In the past, shrimp farming industry in Thailand has suffered from environmental issues and virtually collapsed. From such experiences,
it was almost concluded that the shrimp farming was practically never sustainable.
Only recently there has been a new technology of shrimp farming that mimics the aquatic natural inhabitation of shrimps, called "Aquamimicry",
which is believed to effectively provide a sustainable revival to the Shrimp Farming Industry.
This new technology has been researched and field-tested by the Thai Organic Shrimp Group led by its key advocator, Mr. Veerasun Prayotamornkul. The group
has succeeded in producing disease-free shrimp through innovative farming practices using Fermented Rice Bran.
Being impressed by this new technology and seeing its potential not only for Thailand but also for countries in this region, I have offered
all the institutional supports to enhance this innovation under AIT's "R&D for mankind" theme, in order to help promote this "Aquaculture Paradigm Shift", a term coined by the Thai Organic Shrimp Group.
As AIT has been designated as a venue of Thailand's
most ambitious "Food Innopolis" project with our neighboring Thailand Science Park, this new Aquamimicry can be well featured under its umbrella.
Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai
Asian Institute of Technology