A high value species for fresh water aquaculture
Scampi commonly known as Giant fresh water prawn is a native to the Indo- Pacificregion, northern Austrila and Southeast Asia.
Scampi shows Heterogeneous Individual Growth (HIG) with males reaching to a total length of 320 mm and females to 250 mm.
Giant freshwater prawns have always been considered as a suitable species for fresh water aquaculture reared in a variety of fresh water enclosures including tanks, irrigation ditches, cages, pens, reservoirs, and natural waters and the commonest form being earthen ponds.
- RGCA has implemented Selective Breeding Programme of Indian Scampi which is first of its kind in the country and 4th Generation Broodstock is under rearing now.
- For the first time in the sub-continent, the neo-female has been developed and standardized all male seed production technology through neofemales.
Benefits of all male scampi
- Uniform size
- Faster growth and early to market
- Disease resistance
- Low FCR
- Higher yield comparatively with mixed population
- Less labor intensive
- Supply of selectively bred high quality broodstock to the commercial hatcheries
- Technology transfer for the neofemale production
- Training programmes on best husbandry practices.
Source : RGCA