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Current status and prospects of farming the giant river prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) in Bangladesh

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posted on 2023-02-05, 23:50 authored by M A Wahab, S Ahmad-Al-Nahid, Nesar Ahmed, M M Haque, M Karim
Giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farming plays an important role in the economy of Bangladesh. Presently, it is cultured in around 50 000 ha area with total annual production of 23 240 t. Traditional extensive prawn farming has been expanding over the last three decades through the introduction and adoption of improved culture systems, such as culture of prawn-carps, prawn-shrimp-fish and prawn-fish-rice as concurrent and rotational systems. Efforts for the development of improved techniques on broodstock management, seed production and rearing and grow-out of prawn have been made over the last decade. The outcomes are low-cost feed for broodstock, production of post-larvae in net cages (hapa), all-male prawn culture, periphyton based prawn-tilapia culture, C/N based prawn culture, organic prawn farming, prawn-mola culture and prawn-carp-mola polyculture. Despite the development of culture technologies, a number of challenges for sustainable development of prawn farming need to be overcome to realize the potentials of this promising sector. Good aquaculture practises at all levels and application of measures for quality control and food safety would ensure sustainable development of prawn farming in Bangladesh. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Journal

Aquaculture Research

Volume

43

Pagination

970 - 983

ISSN

1355-557X

eISSN

1365-2109

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