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March 19, 2015


New Government Funds


On March 16, 2015, Syed Arif Azad, Director General of The Department of Fisheries, said the government will grant $3.9 million for the development of shrimp farming infrastructure in Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat and Cox’s Bazar, the country’s main shrimp farming regions.  The money will mainly be used for re-excavation of silted-up canals to increase availability of salt water on shrimp farms, locally known as ghers.  In a preliminary trial where canals were re-excavated and ponds deepened, shrimp production rose 48% to 552 kilogram per hectare.


An e-traceability system is also in the process of development.


Source: The Daily Star.  Govt Takes Up Project to Develop Shrimp Farming Infrastructure.  March 17, 2015.

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