May 18, 2005

 

Shrimp cultivation in Bangladesh seeks better facilities

 

 

As shrimp cultivation is one of the only occupations available to residents in the southern part of Bangladesh, more effort has to be taken to maintain compliance with western imports standards. In an increasingly competitive global shrimp arena, Bangladeshi shrimp exporters have already on several occasions failed to meet the mark.

 

Besides hygiene practices, there is also a lack of research on shrimp cultivation and farmers are urging the government to improve the infrastructure of the shrimp industry which reaps some Taka 8,000,000 a year.

 

The USAID has established a training institute to provide technical assistance to shrimp cultivators, but a more of such facilities are greatly needed.