Biotechnology of Mono-Sex Freshwater Prawn
Post Larvae 15
Market size (65 gm>) - 90 days
To revolutionise the prawn farming industry.
Become a world leader in fresh water prawn supply.
Apply cutting edge broodstock management and innovative technologies to prawn farming.
What we know:
More than 400,000 tons(1) of Freshwater prawns, worth US$6.9 billlion(2), are consumed globally each year.
Industry growth over the decade has been steady at 27.4%(3)
Malaysia is unable to meet demand due to inadequate production volume(3)
The solution - All Male Giant Prawns:
100% male broodstock
Virus and pathogen resistant
Traditional cross breeding techniques only, no GMOs!
All male harvests can result in 3x larger harvests(4), grow to harvest size in 4 months (compared to 9 months typically) which can net the average farmer up to 134% yield per year(5).
 Fisheries Global information System : Macrobrachium rosenbergii
 Rodale Institution,
 Aquaculture Research,2005,Michale Bernerd New, European Aquaculture Society
 Nair et all 2006
 Thai Shrimp association