Aquaculture Profile:

Tiger Prawn

Penaeus monodon

Back to the Aquaculture Profiles tool

Tiger Prawn

Penaeus monodon

Tiger Prawns (widely known as "monodon") are native to the warm marine waters of Australia, South and SE Asia, and East Africa. The farming of monodon is still reliant on wild seed, and as such farming of this species is concentrated around its native range; in extensive through to intensive ponds. Some 701,081 tonnes of monodon were farmed in 2016 which equates to around 15% of global warm water prawn aquaculture.

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Governance and Outlook

Governance and Outlook

Key Considerations

Farm Siting

Nutrient Pollution

Feed

Disease, Medicines and Chemicals

Certification

Certification