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Fisheries department plans big hike in giant freshwater prawns output

By THE NATION

 

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The Department of Fisheries aims to increase the output of giant freshwater prawns to 40,000 tonnes per year by 2022, from the current production capacity of 31,000 tonnes per year, said Meesak Phakdikhong, the department's director-general.

 

The increase in production would raise the estimated value to Bt7.9 billion.

 

“Thailand has the capacity to become the world’s major production base for giant freshwater prawns for export, while the government would provide support in terms of technology, innovation and funding to farmers and entrepreneurs to maximise their production capacity,” he said.

 

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Meanwhile, Chalermchai Suwanrak, director of Fresh Water Fishery Research and Development Division, has added that Department of Fisheries plans to increase sales channels for giant freshwater prawns both domestic and overseas, especially in Chinese markets that have high purchasing power and high demand for both frozen and refrigerated prawns.

 

“We would also create a brand of Thai giant freshwater prawns, as well as organise trade exhibitions overseas to increase brand awareness,” he added.

 

“Currently the department is promoting the GAP [Good Aquaculture Practice] standard among 600 prawn farms in Chachoengsao, Suphan Buri, Ratchaburi and Nakhon Pathom provinces,” said Chalermchai. “We are also developing a method to raise giant freshwater prawn in mud ponds, as well as improving a biosafety standard for prawn farmers to prevent diseases and maximise their production.”

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396656

 

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Hurray, right in time for the arrival of the first 40 Chinese tourists to Thailand.    

Prawn cocktails all round then ..  

freshwater prawns from Thailand taste bland ....  they have zero flavour so your paying hundreds of baht for a prawn that tastes like nothing.  They enhance the taste with sauces .  seafood sauce ( gr

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Fisheries department plans big hike in giant freshwater prawns output. 

 

Nah, leave them where they are.

I Love seafood, Not Fresh water ones not even Freshwater Fish, Yuck.

Maybe they say that I am Fussy.    😜

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4 minutes ago, digger70 said:

Fisheries department plans big hike in giant freshwater prawns output. 

 

Nah, leave them where they are.

I Love seafood, Not Fresh water ones not even Freshwater Fish, Yuck.

Maybe they say that I am Fussy.    😜

Easy fix.

 

If you are allergic against freshwater.

They deliver free of charge from their new dirty water farm.

Call Pingpong and ask for a quote.

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2 minutes ago, AlfHuy said:

Easy fix.

 

If you are allergic against freshwater.

They deliver free of charge from their new dirty water farm.

Call Pingpong and ask for a quote.

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No Thanks,   🤪

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

“Thailand has the capacity to become the world’s major production base for giant freshwater prawns for export, while the government would provide support in terms of technology, innovation and funding to farmers and entrepreneurs to maximise their production capacity,” he said.

And sustainability?

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