21 April 2021, Dominica - General view of ponds of the acquafarming system. Freshwater prawns are a high-value product in Dominica and other Caribbean islands. Production is not as technical or capital-intensive as the aquaculture of sea prawns, making it more accessible to small-scale operators. FAO's CC4FISH project in Dominica and the Caribbean aims to increase resilience and reduce the vulnerability of fisheries and aquaculture to natural disasters and other shocks. Aquaculture was once an important part of Dominica's economy and local giant river prawns are highly valued there. However, the sector diminished over the years as the island was hard hit by natural disasters.