Overview of Ecological Economics and Ecosystem Services Consequences from Shrimp Culture

  • Suvendu Das
  • Sagar Adhurya
  • Santanu RayEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 302)


Recent trends of aquaculture, as well as mariculture, go towards more profits in minimum time investment. Every growing country is following this trend. Shrimp culture (both freshwater and saline water) is one of the best-suited cultures in relation to all of these demands. There is a direct relationship between the ecosystem and Shrimp culture. The particular ecosystem provides suitable factors which makes Shrimp culture successful. Every ecosystem has its own uniqueness which causes it to be different from others. Human society derives their benefits from this natural unique ecosystem and these benefits are considered as the part of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services can be calculated in terms of ecological economic analysis. Ecological economics and its application is the major pathway to understand the relationship between unique ecosystem components and ecosystem services. In Shrimp culture, especially in case of brackish water culture, the farmers add lots of external substances in water. These elements cause environmental damages and affect ecosystem health. Eco-economic study of ecosystem services can enlighten the conflicts between economic benefits and ecosystem loss. The decision makers can get an overall idea about how the optimization of ecosystem services could be done in case of Shrimp culture.


Aquaculture Mari-culture Ecosystem health Environmental damage Ecosystem components Eco-economic study 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Systems Ecology & Ecological modeling Laboratory Department of ZoologyVisva-Bharati UniversitySantiniketanIndia

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