Retrospective analysis of ten year import data of Pacific white shrimp brooders to India
The Pacific white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei is an exotic shrimp species cultured in India and a predominant item in the Indian export basket. Commercial culture of P. vannamei was introduced in India, in the year 2009 with the establishment of a dedicated Centralized Shrimp Quarantine unit, called the Aquatic Quarantine Facility (AQF). The role of this facility is to quarantine the specific pathogen free (SPF) shrimp brooders imported by the shrimp hatcheries in the country from empanelled overseas broodstock suppliers. The dataset provided in the article is on the shrimp imports into the country during each quarter period, in the span of last ten years. Imports by different broodstock suppliers recorded during the ten year period are furnished. The data can be utilized for modelling sustainable vannamei farming in the country without compromising loss in shrimp production and export revenue.
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The dataset given in this article was collected through physical enumeration and recording on the quantity of live shrimp brooders shipped to the country, immediately on arrival of a shipment. Mortality during the shipment or quarantine of a consignment was not taken into account in this data compilation. Quantity of brooders imported during April to June, July to September, October to December and January to March were categorized as the imports recorded during the first quarter-Q1; second quarter-Q2; third quarter-Q3; and fourth quarter-Q4 respectively. The data set is furnished in 4 text files annotated as Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 were generated in Graphpad Prism 10.1.0. The scatter plot graphs for data visualization of imports recorded during each quarter and supplier for the ten year period were generated in Graphpad Prism 10.1.0.