Eric’s proposal abstract:

Moving Forward: Encouraging Sustainable Shrimp Farming in Thailand

Statement of the Problem:

Shrimp farming is an integral industry within the nation of Thailand, providing communities with a source of revenue and food. However, in many of the farms, factory practices and close quarters are causing a buildup of wastes that makes the surrounding area unusable after a few years. Additionally, the close quarters in which the shrimp are raised allows for disease to spread rampantly, ultimately causing crop loss for the farmer. It is for this reason that sustainable shrimp farming has been introduced within certain communities in Thailand. However, the speed at which the practice is taking hold is rather slow, forcing shrimp farmers to continue to deal with this issue. In order to alleviate this problem, it is important to:






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