News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

prawns

Health & Welfare

Market test: Farm-grown freshwater prawns

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. 

Innovation & Investment

Monosex culture of prawns through temporal androgenic gene silencing

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. 

Health & Welfare

Freshwater prawns on ice

The Malaysian or giant freshwater prawn can be marketed live, chilled, or frozen. However, farmers face constraints regarding meat quality deterioration.