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Is this the perfect prawn?

CSIRO Media Release – 27 June 2010
Ref 10/87
Dr Nigel Preston has led CSIRO's research into the Black Tiger prawn. The average industry productivity for farmed prawns is five tonnes per hectare. The new prawns produced an average of 12.8 tonnes per hectare in 2009

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The new Black Tiger breed won the prestigous 'Champion of Show' award at Sydney's Royal Easter Show. The new prawn is producing record farm yields which are leading to increased supplies of top quality, sustainably produced seafood

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The new breed is providing a real boost for the prawn farming industry in Australia, resulting in job growth, more profitable and productive business, and fresher home-grown product. Specially designed tanks at Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture that house Black Tiger prawn breeding stock

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The new prawn breed could play an important role in helping secure food supplies around the world as a more sustainable, continuous, consistent and higher yielding source of healthy protein. Large saltwater ponds at Gold Coast Marine Aquaculture where Black Tiger prawns are raised

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