The giant freshwater prawn is native to the Indo-West Pacific from northwest India to Vietnam, Philippines, New Guinea and northern Australia. It has been introduced into many countries for aquaculture.
Entire populations of prawn 'super-females' are now being commercially distributed. The science behind this continues to advance and could have a far-reaching impact on both humans and animals.
White spot virus is highly infectious, and can kill more than 80% of farmed prawns within days.
It's possible the white spot virus is now endemic in Australia - in other countries where it has broken out, it has never been eradicated.
In the wild, when crabs and prawns are freely moving on the ocean floor, their shells usually have a dull colour.
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When crustaceans are cooked, some chemicals in their shells react with heat and change colour.
Almost all production of freshwater fish includes Tilapia.
In light of World Oceans Day, it's important to note the important role aquaculture can have on the continent.
From turkeys to salmon and brussels sprouts, modern living is putting mounting pressure on the festive feast.
From boom to bust: tiger prawn farming.
The tropical island was one of a number of countries that joined the goldrush of prawn farming in the 1980s and 1990s. New research lays plain the results.
Prawns sold in Australian supermarkets must be labelled with the country of origin. About half of the prawns we buy are from overseas.
Australians are set to munch through half a billion prawns this Christmas. But where do all those prawns come from? And can we feel good as we throw another one on the barbie? About half of the prawns…
Researchers have developed a new strain of prawn that grows 25% faster than other strains, in order to feed people living…