Seed and Grow-out Production of Freshwater Prawn

Seed Production

Giant freshwater prawns live in freshwater environments but their larvae require brackishwater to survive. These crustaceans are common in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region and are reported to grow to a length of 255 mm. Based on breeding trials, they take more than a year and a half to mature.

Why culture freshwater prawn?

  • Can be a good alternative to tilapia and tiger shrimp
  • Can be polycultured with carp, tilapia, catfish, etc.
  • Established market niche and high export potential
  • Native to the Philippines and other Asian countries

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For more information, contact:

SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Room 102, Ground Floor, Philippine Social Science Center
Commonwealth Ave. corner Central Ave.
1101 Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 455-0981, 927-5542
Telefax: (02) 927-7825
E-mail: [email protected]

SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Tigbauan 5021, Iloilo
Trunkline connecting all offices:
(033) 315-5665
(033) 511-9170 to 71
Email: [email protected]

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