Tag Archive: Macrobrachium rosenbergii

Mar 28 2016

Gher farming (prawn-rice farming) in Bangladesh – Video

  Video ownership: World Fish Center Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)   Gher is a Bangla word used for the physical construction made for traditional growing of giant freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in an impounded environment such as in paddy fields. Gher farming in Bangladesh started as a small venture …

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Sep 20 2013

Success story: Backyard hatchery of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in Thailand

This type of hatcheries looked attractive to particular segment of producers who target profitable and small-scale operations especially when could be operated by family members whenever possible. Backyard hatcheries were able during 1980s to provide the required numbers of post larvae to freshwater prawn farms.  The attached photos were taken during my visit to Thailand …

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Sep 17 2013

Farming practices of freshwater prawn, macrobrachium rosenbergii in the Philippines

Credit: Hannibal M. Chavez (Philippines) The present practice of freshwater prawn farming is done in cages in the lake. This proved to be a viable technology since the culture period is relatively shorter (160 days) compared to pond culture (180 to 240 days) to achieve a marketable size prawn. Providing shelters to prawn at 1 pc …

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Jul 16 2013

Integrated rice-prawn culture in the Philippines

Credit: Hannibal M. Chavez (Philippines) In this integrated system, 10% of the area is allocated for the culture of freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii while 90% of the area is used for rice paddies. In this system, prawn ponds are located on the upper part beside the rice area. Water coming out from the prawn pond loaded …

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Nov 13 2012

Development of freshwater aquaculture in Myanmar

Credit: Zaw Zaw Htwe (Myanmar) Myanmar’s fish culture has started in 1953 with imported Tilapia mossambica. By 1988, there were only 2550 hectares of fish ponds in the whole country. As fish was realized to be the stable diet for the people and one of the potential industry in the national economy of Myanmar, the State Peace …

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Oct 02 2012

Culture of freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii in Myanmar

Credit: Myo Naing Oo (Myanmar) The culture of freshwater prawn of the species  Macrobrachium rosenbergii is well established in Myanmar whether in hatcheries or farms. Hatchery practices start with the collection of females carrying eggs from natural waters and taken into hatchery indoor facilities till hatching takes place. Note: We decided not to watermark the photos in …

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