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Shrimp farming pioneer scoops Nikkei award

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Chiu Liao, a professor at National Taiwan Ocean University who is known as Asia’s “father of aquaculture”, has won one of this year's three Nikkei Asia prizes.

The shrimp farming pioneer won the science and technology category, worth 3 million yen (£20,700). In 1968, the professor became the first to artificially breed black tiger shrimp. This led to the development of shrimp farming in Southeast Asia, allowing those involved to increase their income.

Chiu Liao, a professor at National Taiwan Ocean University, has won a 2019 Nikkei Award for his pioneering work in establishing the tiger prawn farming sector

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The awards honour individuals and groups that have contributed to Asia's prosperity and quality of life. They will be presented on May 29 in Tokyo.

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