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Giant Tiger Prawn Farming in the Philippines

Giant Tiger Prawn Farming in the Philippines

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Giant Tiger Prawn farming was one of the highly-profitable aquatic farming activities in the Philippines especially during the 80s when the country was still allowed to export. Today, because local demands are very high and prawn supply is low, tiger prawn farming is still highly profitable and one of the better medium-term investments. The Giant Tiger Prawn Tiger Prawn (Penaeus monodon), commonly known as the giant tiger prawn, Asian tiger shrimp, black tiger shrimp, and other names, is a marine crustacean that is widely reared for food. It is called sugpo in Tagalog and lukon/lokon in Hiligaynon.  The tiger prawn is one of the two most important prawn and shrimp species farmed in the Philippines. The other one is Penaeus vannamei or the White Leg Shrimp. Tiger prawn females can reac...