US help for shrimp sector to continue

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
2 October 2006, at 1:00am

BANGLADESH - The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will continue its support for the development of Bangladesh's shrimp sector that has been struggling to cope with quality shrimp exports to the West due to virus infections. "The USAID is keen to extend its support for the shrimp sector's development to raise the income level of poor people and reduce poverty in saline-prone areas," McDonald C Homer, team leader of the private sector unit, said as the chief guest at a workshop here on Thursday evening. WorldFish Center, a USAID-funded NGO, organised the lesson- learnt workshop to get feedback from key actors of shrimp sector for designing future course of action for its ongoing Shrimp Quality Support Project (SQSP). The project ends this month, but it is going to be extended further as the USAID has already shown interest in financing the project, sources said. Source: The New Nation