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

Inquiry:
AQD smallholder freshwater aquaculture program: Dr. Ma. Rowena R. Eguia commodity team leader

Technological Viability
Grow-out 

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.

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