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Shrimp Aquaculture Set to Increase

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

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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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