Australians breed massive prawn

10 years of tweaking by scientists results in tastier breed of shellfish

Australian scientists have bred the largest tiger prawn yet. If a new breeding program is introduced, it could double Australia’s prawn production from 5,000 tonnes a year to 12,500 tonnes and add US$103 million to the industry by 2020. “You can now produce prawns, particularly at times of the year when you want them fresh. In Australia one would like to have fresh prawns at Christmas time,” said Bruce Lee, director of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, to the Telegraph.