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The GIANT PRAWN conferences were founded by Michael New, OBE. The first was held in Bangkok in 1980.

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GIANT PRAWN 2019 is the 4th conference in this series on the farming of Macrobrachium spp., jointly organised by AIT, Thailand and SHOU, China.

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Following the successful conference organised by AIT in 2017, the GIANT PRAWN 2019 comes to China for the first time, in the sprawling campus of Shanghai Ocean University!

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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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15 - 18 Nov
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A unique conference

GIANT PRAWN 2019 – Another Giant Leap 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

GIANT PRAWN 2019 presents a global who-is-who of the research and industry supporting freshwater prawn. We are updating the international speaker list that will soon appear in this page, but until then the Speaker panel of GIANT PRAWN 2017 is provided here to have a glimpse of our previous conference program.

Keynote Speech: Prawn monosex culture into the genomic era
Keynote Speech: R&D work and current status of Shrimp farming in China
Freshwater prawn industry – A global overview
Research and development work and current status of Macrobrachium farming in China
Prospects and successes in genetic improvement of Giant prawns in China
Insights into molecular genetics basis of sex determination and germ cells specification
Development trend of Macrobrachium rosenbergii industry and application of technology innovation

Get a chance to publish your GP 2019 papers in a special edition of Aquaculture and Fisheries

Selected papers presented of GIANT PRAWN 2019 will be published in a special edition of the Open Access Journal, Aquaculture and Fisheries, published by Elsevier

In addition, other papers presented at GIANT PRAWN 2019 will be considered to be included in the Conference Proceedings that will be published by a leading international publisher. Presenters should keep this in mind while preparing their papers to be presented at GIANT PRAWN 2019.

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Priliminary program Schedule

GIANT PRAWN 2019 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. As the technical sessions of GIANT PRAWN 2019 unfold, we have provided the program of the previous Conference in 2017 to have a glimpse of the GP technical program.

  • 12:00
    Duration: 6 hours
  • 06:30
    Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • 19:00

Time Activity
06.30 Departure from Vienna International Hotel
11.00 – 12.30 Macrobrachium rosenbergii farm at Yangzhou city, Jiangsu Province
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 18.00 Return to Shanghai
18.00 – 19.00 Dinner

The Venue

Shanghai, China

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

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