ARGENTINA : Fishing sector reports indicate that the shrimp fishing season has been good this year, and it is likely that this crustacean landings exceed 2015 records, considering that there are still several weeks of activity.
Two workshops were held in Cox's Bazar recently to discuss about the future of shrimps sector in Bangladesh and various challenges of and approaches to introducing e-Traceability in the sector and adopted a number of resolutions for increasing production and ensuring quality processing of fish resources.
INDIA - Recurring epizootics and the emergence of new aquatic animal diseases are increasingly threatening the aquaculture production in the state, said K V Lalitha, principal scientist, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT). The global losses to White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), the causative agent of white spot disease in shrimps and other crustaceans, alone would come around US dollars 8-15 billion, she said.
INDIA : Punjab Government intends to implement a series of measures to boost shrimp production in the state, including granting a 50 per cent subsidy.
The decision was announced by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a meeting with fish farmers and fishery experts, who were asked by the minister to set up a shrimp producers’ association with fair representation of fish farmers, experts of fishery from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and officials from the state fisheries department to enhance the the production of the resource following scientific recommendations, The Indian Express reported.