James S. Diana; Frances Tain; Vicki Schwantes; Melinda Clarke
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Global Aquaculture Advocate
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Abstract: Social surveys of three farming systems in Thailand showed significant differences. Prawn farming provided a good income and primary employment for farmers, who sold their prawns locally. Tilapia farming provided additional food and income to farmers who were otherwise employed, mostly in rice culture. Shrimp farming provided a good income and employment favored over other job opportunities. It added food locally as well as for export.