| || || Macrobrachium | Fiji. Shrimp culture | Fiji.|
| || || Assessment of the capture and culture potential of two native freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium lar (Fabricius, 1798) and Macrobrachium australe (Guerin-Meneville, 1838) in the Fiji Islands |
Author: Williams, Laura Virginia
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Sc. Marine Science
Subject: Macrobrachium | Fiji. Shrimp culture | Fiji.
Call No.: Pac SH 380 .62 .F5 W55 2018
Copyright:40-60% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: The Monkey River Prawn, Macrobrachium lar (Fabricius, 1798), is a large palaemonid prawn native to a number of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). Due to some of its favourable features like size and fast growth rates, and its importance as a source of protein for locals, it has been considered for aquaculture. However, there is a major constraint: the availability of seed stock for grow-out is severely limited. In this study, M. lar and other Fijian palaemonids were evaluated for capture-based aquaculture.