in food •  7 months ago

To begin with, I don't think most people even know that India is a major player in the prawn(Also known as shrimp) farming industry, more so in the export of it. Thus let me give a little preview.

INDIA exports prawns to countries like:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Parts of Europe

Not in small quantities by any means. The prawn farming is more than100 MILLION DOLLAR industry in India.



A state named Gujarat has about 900 Kms of coastline making it literally a heaven for prawn farmers, however regulation states that only 0.5% can be used.

There's two types of prawns farming

  1. Soft Water Farming
  2. Brackish Water Farming

Soft water doesn't need much explanation, the name is pretty self explanatory.

Brackish water is basically MIXED WATER - SOFT + HARD WATER. Sea is the best source of it thus making the coastline of Gujarat a heaven for brackish water prawn farming activities. The quality, weight and size of the prawns depend on salinity of the water.

However, here are the 5 things that you might not know.

  1. Gujarat has one of the largest under-use area for prawn ponds.
  2. Prawn Farms in Olpad area of gujarat were certified best in the country by European authorities.
  3. Biggest and heaviest prawns are born in brackish water with about 40% saline water.
  4. The biggest hub of prawn farms is situated in a pre-dominantly NON-VEGETARIAN state.
  5. The profit margin is approximately about 400% and so is the risk.
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