Seasonal difference along the coasts of India have an influential impact  on the varying stocking periods and harvesting periods among different states of the country. Generally for tiger shrimp, two crops are practiced in scientific farms viz .the dominant summer crop followed by a monsoon crop. In traditional farms stocking is done when salinity picks up after monsoon. Whereas for Vannamei culture, the general trend is to go for year round culture with no distinct crop season except in some places.

Sl.No.StateSpeciesCropStocking PeriodHarvesting Period
1KeralaP monodon1stJanuary – MarchApril -June
  P monodon2ndOctober-Dec.March-April
  L vannameiJan – Dec.Jan – Dec.
2KaranatakaP monodon1stJanuary-FebMay-June
  P monodon2ndAugust-SeptNov-Dec.
  L vannameiJan – DecJan – Dec
3MaharashtraP monodon Feb-MarchJune/July-Aug
  P monodon2ndAug-Sept.January-Feb.
  L vannamei1stJan – Dec.Jan – Dec
4GujaratP monodonFeb-MarchJune-Aug
  L vannameiJan – Dec.Jan – Dec.
5West BengalP monodon1stJan – July (Traditional)April- Nov
  L vannameiApril – JulyJuly – Oct
6OdishaP monodon1stFeb – AprilJuly – Sept
  P monodon2ndJuly – AugOct – Nov
  L vannameiApril – JulyJuly – Oct
7Andhra PradeshP monodon1stJan – MarchMay – June
  P monodon2ndJuly – AugustSept – Nov
  L vannameiJan – Dec.Jan – Dec.
8Tamil NaduP monodon1st March-AprilJune – July
  P monodon2ndJuly-AugOct-Nov
  L vannameiJan – Dec.Jan – Dec.