Krishna R. SALIN at the Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD) of Asian Institute of Technology has extensive experience on freshwater prawn research ranging from its hatchery development, monosex farming, live transport without water, to health management and genetic stock improvement. He has been collaborating with Michael New for more than a decade, which has resulted in many publications and meetings on the giant prawn, including the latest in the GIANT PRAWN series.
A Past-President and Honorary Life Member of both World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and a recipient of the AFS Gold Medal and the WAS Exemplary Service award, Michael New has been involved in aquaculture since 1969, working for both public and private sectors in over 40 countries as a scientist, administrator and consultant. After commencing work with giant prawns in England and California, he became co-manager of an FAO project in Thailand in 1979 to expand freshwater prawn farming. Since then he has written or co-authored innumerable papers, reviews and books on this subject. Perhaps the best known of these publications remains an FAO Manual (first published in 1985, revised in 2002, and translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Farsi, Malayalam, Arabic, French and Spanish), which some regard as the giant prawn bible.