Biotechnology of Mono-Sex Freshwater Prawn

Background
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).

[1] Fisheries Global information System : Macrobrachium rosenbergii

[2] Rodale Institution,www.rodelinstitute.com

[3] Aquaculture Research,2005,Michale Bernerd New, European Aquaculture Society

[4] Nair et all 2006

[5] Thai Shrimp association

Mission

  1. To revolutionise the prawn farming industry.

  2. Become a world leader in fresh water prawn supply.

  3. Apply cutting edge broodstock management and innovative technologies to prawn farming.

Biotechnology
Consultation

GK AQUA SDN BHD (599541-U)

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