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 during March 1988. The concept of the freshwater prawn backyard hatchery could be extended to other species whenever found feasible.

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