The objective of transporting prawns will dictate the best way to transport them. Post-harvest prawns are commonly transported alive directly to markets or restaurants. This practice guarantees maximum freshness of the harvested animals up to the final sale.
However, prawns transported between farms, from wild environment to hatcheries, or between states and /or countries also need the best practices of transportation to ensure good health of animals.
Prawns, like all animals, get stressed during transportation. Ideally, stress on prawns should be minimised during transport to avoid problems at their final destination. Size of animals, species and length of journey are important factors to consider before choosing the ideal transportation method. Temperature and dissolved oxygen are the two main parameters which must be checked constantly and improved prior and during transportation.
For more details, we have provided the information sheet in the link below –
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
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