Rocky Point Prawn Farm, 50 kilometres south of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, opened a new hatchery late in 2001 to meet their ongoing requirements and also to meet the requirements of other Australian prawn farms. There is also a small but developing export market for their high quality, disease free larvae. The anticipated annual capacity of the hatchery is in excess of 100 million larvae.
Rocky Point Prawn Farm is a family-run business with a well-established kuruma and black tiger farm as well as the new hatchery. The farm has developed under the guidance of the Zipf family to become an extremely productive kuruma prawn facility. The farm, which boasts 31 ponds and an annual production of about 90 tonnes, exports about 500 kilograms of kuruma prawns to Japan five days a week for five months of the year.