Farming of ‘banned’ high-yield species of Venami shrimp has began in Bangladesh. The test run of the project is being implemented by a Khulna based private company and a Shatkhira based NGO together by importing eight hundred thousand Venami shrimp fry from Thailand.

The government of Bangladesh issued special permission for cultivation of Venami shrimp hoping to increase Bangladesh’s frozen fish export. The Venami shrimp cultivation was banned fearing various diseases and viruses for the local species.

In September 2019 the concerned authority of Bangladesh issued permission of cultivation of foreign species of shrimp.

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