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March 6, 2014


New Breeding Center for Tiger Shrimp



The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture in Port Blair, located in the Andaman Islands, 1,400 kilometers east of the southern coast of India, has inaugurated a new breeding center for the domestication of the tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon).


Shri Anand Sharma, with India’s Minister for Commerce and Industry, said that within five years the project could result in the production of 100,000 metric tons of tiger shrimp with an export value of $1 billion.  He applauding the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture for taking the lead in scientific shrimp research, adding that the Centre’s scientists “will shortly be granted four patents in adaptable aquaculture technology.”


Shri Sharma also praised the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) for introducing several scientific technologies for the aquaculture sector.  He said, “MPEDA has been consistently providing technology support for commercial hatcheries and extension in financial services in the entire coastal area to ensure propagation of scientific shrimp farming practices in the country.”


Source: FIS United States (  Nucleus Breeding Centre for Tiger Shrimp Inaugurated in Port Blair.  March 5, 2014.

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