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Fisheries

Evaluation of the potential for commercial aquaculture of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii in Papua New Guinea

Project Code: FIS/2011/049
Program: Fisheries
Budget:
A$99,810
Research Program Manager: Dr. Ann Fleming
Project Leader: Tim Pickering - Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Duration:
MAR 2012
FEB 2014
Project Status: Concluded
Key partners
National Fisheries Authority

Overview

ACIAR has invested extensively in research to increase production from inland aquaculture in Papua New Guinea, where it is seen as holding promise to increase food and income security.

This study evaluated the indigenous PNG strain of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii for its potential in the country's commercial aquaculture.