Why freshwater prawn culture?
- High export potential
- Can be a good alternative to tilapia and tiger shrimp
- Can be used in polyculture with other species
- Has an established market niche
|AQD smallholder freshwater aquaculture program: Dr. Ma. Rowena R. Eguia commodity team leader|
Freshwater prawn culture in cages could take 4-6 months, depending on size at stocking (batch system). Mean size at harvest could reach 25-35 grams, with some individuals reaching 50-70 grams.