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GIANT PRAWN 2017 is the major conference on the farming of Macrobrachium spp. in the series called ‘GIANT PRAWN’

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GP 2017 is the next big thing to happen in the global farming and conservation of freshwater prawn of the genus Macrobrachium.

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Following the example of the first GIANT PRAWN meeting in 1980, it is with pleasure that this event returns to Thailand!

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Listen to distinguished international speakers who are the industry leaders with substantial contribution to global research and development on freshwater prawn.

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20 - 24 March
Tour to Thai Farms

A unique conference

GIANT PRAWNs - Emerging possibilities for Sustainability.


Research and business on freshwater prawn. All Macrobrachium spp. included.


World's leading speakers on freshwater prawn research and industries.


An open venue to share latest technical information on prawn farming, hatchery, processing & marketing.

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Our Speakers

With nearly 30 invited international speakers, GIANT PRAWN 2017 presents global who-is-who of the research and industry supporting freshwater prawn.

Our speakers include Peter Mather (Australia), Md Ayaz Hasan Chisty (Bangladesh), Patricia Moraes Valenti (Brazil), Wagner Cotroni Valenti (Brazil), Anthony Ostrowski (China), Yang Guoliang (China), C. Mohanakumuran Nair (India), Endhay Kusnendar (Indonesia), Amir Sagi (Israel), Assaf Shechter (Hong Kong), ​ Ilan Karplus (Israel), Mohd Fariduddin Othman (Malaysia), Nyan Taw and Soe Tun (Myanmar), Timothy Pickering (Pacific Islands, tbc), Nikolina Kovatcheva (Russia, tbc), Jose Fernandez Polanco (Spain), Rohana Subasinghe (Sri Lanka), I-Chiu Liao (Taiwan, tbc), Amararatne Yakupitiyage (Thailand), Donghuo Jiang (Thailand), Rapeepun Vanichviriyakit (Thailand), Uthiarat Na-Nakorn (Thailand), William Daniels (USA, tbc), James Tidwell (USA), Nguyen Thanh Vu (Vietnam), Patrick Sorgeloos (Belgium) and Tran Ngoc Hai (Vietnam).

Current status of Macrobrachium nutrition and grow-out feeds and feeding
Current state of the art in all-male and all-female Macrobrachium production and plans for the future
Current progress and future plans in the farming of Macrobrachium in a megafarm recirculation...
Hong Kong
The current status of Macrobrachium farming in Bangladesh and plans for the future
Status of Macrobrachium culture in Indonesia with special reference to genetic improvement...
Current Status of Macrobrachium rosenbergii Farming and Prospects for Further Development in China
Alternative reproductive strategies in freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium
Current status of and prospects for Macrobrachium farming in the USA mainland, Hawaii and US...
Economics and marketing of Macrobrachium species: the relationship between national...
Status of Macrobrachium farming in India
The status of Macrobrachium research and farming in Malaysia and prospects for expansion
Status and prospects for Macrobrachium farming in Russia with particular reference to the use of...
Status and future prospects for Macrobrachium farming in Myanmar
Status and prospects for Macrobrachium farming in Brazil
Genomic and other omics in Macrobrachium research and their potential impact on the farming of...
>Progress in the farming of various Macrobrachium species in the islands of the Pacific
Progress in the farming of various Macrobrachium species in the islands of the Pacific
Pacific Islands, tbc
Status of Macrobrachium farming in Vietnam and prospects for further development
Research and development work and current status of Macrobrachium farming in Thailand
Freshwater prawn farming in integrated systems
Broodstock development and modern methods of hatchery production for Macrobrachium
Developments in hatchery feeds for Macrobrachium species

Get a chance to publish your GP 2017 papers in the Journal of The World Aquaculture Society (JWAS)

Selected papers presented at GIANT PRAWN 2017 will be published in a special edition of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (JWAS). The guest editors for this edition will be Salin Krishna and Michael New and the JWAS co-editor will be Lou D'Abramo.

JWAS currently has an impact factor of 0.732.

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Provisional program Schedule

GIANT PRAWN 2017 will be a great opportunity for the global freshwater prawn farming industry to review the latest research and development and to brainstorm what the priorities should be for its future expansion.

The Venue

Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand is the natural venue for such a conference on freshwater prawns because Thailand spearheaded several farming innovations in this field.

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