SHIPPING live prawns in a hibernated state to Europe is being promoted in Thailand as a means of combating increased export competition from regional neighbours. Thai exporters are being encouraged to explore the possibility of shipping live tiger prawns to Europe by keeping the cargo in hibernation. Still under experimentation, the containerisation system for the prawns would reduce shipping costs significantly.

The system uses minimal water and does not require continuous aeration or continuous feeding to keep the prawns alive under ...

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