Day 1: 12 Nov 2019 - 2:00 – 2:20 PM
The modern shrimp farming sector in India started with the setting up of black tiger
shrimp hatcheries in the late 1980s and the production hovered at around 100 000
tonnes per annum until the introduction of vannamei shrimp in 2009. The availability of
quality broodstock through state-of-the-art aquatic quarantine technology led to a jump in shrimp production to 700 000 tonnes by 2018. This rise in production has been supported by an increase in hatchery, feed mill and processing capacity. A major segment of the production is contributed by the small and marginal farms of about 2
hectares in size. India has become one of the largest producers and exporters of
farmed shrimp. The presentation will analyse production and export trends and recent initiatives such as antibiotic-free hatchery certification.