Freshwater prawn

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

Technological Viability

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.


  1. Good Day!

    I am interested in fresh water prawn culture and would like to inquire the following

    1. Where can i attend seminar/training for the aforementioned subject? Do you have online seminar/training?
    2. Is it feasible to establish freshwater farm here in Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao?

    Thank you…

  2. Hello Mr. Arnel, thank you very much for your interest. There is an upcoming freswater aquaculture training on 14Nov-02Dec at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Binangonan Freshwater Station in Rizal; you may also refer to our 2011 Training Schedule link. If you wish to arrange a course or have further inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our Training Head, Ms. Corre at As for your other inquiries, We will forward these to our experts and will get in touch with you soon. Thanks!

  3. Thank you very much……i’ll be in touch!!

  4. Joselito C. Azarraga, Jr.

    I am very much interested in the culture of freshwater prawns. I would li9ke to ask i\f this species is the same species as that featured in National Geographics,where in cambodia river, wild freshwater shrimp or prawns grow up to 200 grams?

    if I do engage in the culture of this species, where can I obtain “semilya ” or fry of this shrimp?

    in view of the present state of the country’s shrimp industry, I will try anything.

    • Hello Mr. Azarraga, thank you for your interest and inquiries. We have forwarded/emailed these to our experts. Kindly coordinate with them as well. Cheers!

  5. Miguelito Castillo


    I would like to know where,when and how much for training in prawn culture. Am very much interested.

    • Hello Mr. Castillo, thank you for your inquiry. On 14 Nov – 02 Dec, a training course on Freshwater Aquaculture will be held at SEAFDEC/AQD’s Binangonan Freshwater Aquaculture (BFS) in Binangonan, Rizal. The training fee is Php 14,000. For more information, kindly visit our Training schedule page: We will also forward this to our Training-in-charge. Cheers!

  6. Hello.. I’m interested too in freshwater prawns.. email me if there is a schedule for training.. Thanks..

    • Hello James! We have posted our 2012 Training Schedule in this link. Also, there’s a training on Freshwater Prawn Hatchery & Pond Grow-out Operations on 13 – 17 August; 08 – 12 October. Thank you!

  7. Please inform me of your 2013 schedule of fresh water shrimp production.

    Thank you.


    I am a Retired Fisheries Officer from Nigeria. l am interested in fresh water shrimp hatchery and grow-out, in both ponds (earth and concrete) and cages. Could you please mail me the manuals on these. Thank you.

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