Research & Development
  • Penaeid prawn

    The Ambo aquaculture project received 320 000 post-larvae of Tiger prawn from Brisbane, in October this year. About 20 000 larvae have been dispatch to Nauru and the rest polycultured with milkfish and are growing at an average size of 1.2cm per month. Currently, average size have reached 2.3cm.

    These prawns will be ready for the first breeding and subsequent harvested after 5 to 6 months, at around May 2007. Some will be kept as broodstock for future artificial induction and the rest will be exported to neighbouring island countries. There are plans to conduct experiment on prawn farming in the outer islands in the year 2007.