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Shrimp Aquaculture Set to Increase

10 January 2013

INDIA - Shrimp aquaculture production is expected to increase five-fold with the inauguration of new expansion of Aquatic Quarantine Facility in Chennai.

The Ministry of Agriculture said that shrimp accounted for around half of seafood exports in the country last year, reports BusinessStandard

The increase in shrimp export was achieved mainly by a surge in production of black tiger shrimp.

A project is now underway to boost the total quarantine capacity of the Chennai facility to 20 cubicles (quarantine around 2,37,600 brooder per annum). This will facilitate a five fold increase in shrimp aquaculture production and subsequent revenue earnings to the country.

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