Among the best known and most commonly produced species are the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) and the white-legged shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei).
In 2019, around 6 million tons of shrimp were produced worldwide, most of which came from Asia (FAO, 2020).
Production mainly takes place in pond facilities. In Germany, however, warm water recirculation systems are used for breeding, which are operated with natural or artificial seawater. 

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