Bio-economic Evaluation of Sea Cucumber (Apostichopus japonicas) Cultured in Earthen Ponds
1. South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, P.R. China
2. Fishery Environment and Aquatic Products Quality Supervision & Testing Center (Guangzhou), Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China
3. Scientific Observing and Experimental Station of South China Sea Fishery Resources & Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China
International Journal of Aquaculture, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 26 doi: 10.5376/ija.2013.03.0026
Received: 28 Aug., 2013 Accepted: 30 Sep., 2013 Published: 08 Oct., 2013
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Zhang et al., 2013, Bio-economic evaluation of sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicas) cultured in earthen ponds, International Journal of Aquaculture, Vol.3, No.26 152-157 (doi: 10.5376/ija.2013.03.0026)
Sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicas) industry was developed rapidly in north China in recently years. In this article, the main research is the economic income of sea cucumber culture. Net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and discounted payback period were selected to evaluate the economic income of sea cucumber culture. The result shows that the income increased with the increasing pond size but the survival rate and income per unit decreased.
Sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicas); Net present value (NPV); Internal rate of return (IRR); Earthen pond
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