A small test market at a high-end grocery store near Washington, D.C., USA, showed that farm-grown freshwater prawns would sell to high-income consumers who had not previously tried the product.
A newly developed technology for producing all-male populations of freshwater prawns by temporal silencing of the androgenic gland insulin-like gene marks the first RNA interference-based biotechnology to be commercialized in the field of aquaculture.
While Bangladesh's prawn industry is based on pond culture, a feasibility study was conducted to establish prawn cage culture to benefit resource-poor fishers and landless people.
In periphyton-based aquaculture, the various invertebrates that colonize the hard substrates provided in ponds supplement artificial feed.
The Malaysian or giant freshwater prawn can be marketed live, chilled, or frozen. However, farmers face constraints regarding meat quality deterioration.
In a recent effort to produce specific pathogen-free (SPF) stocks of the fleshy prawn, researchers from two U.S. institutions collaborated.