News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.



Bangladesh seeks more buck for its ‘bagda’

As more than 80 percent of Bangladeshi shrimp exports already go to EU markets, a consultation meeting involving buyers from the bloc and Bangladesh industry stakeholders and authorities was held at the end of last month in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 


La industria de cultivo de tilapia de Bangladesh muestra resiliencia

El cultivo de tilapia en Bangladesh se ha desarrollado considerablemente desde 1999, basada en la cepa de Tilapia Cultivada Genéticamente Mejorada (GIFT) de la tilapia del Nilo (Oreochromis niloticus) introducida de Malasia y en el importante trabajo de investigación del 

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Bangladesh’s tilapia aquaculture industry shows resilience

Tilapia aquaculture in Bangladesh has developed significantly since 1999, based on the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) strain of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) introduced from Malaysia and on the significant genetic improvement research work by the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute 


Rice-fish integration for high saline, coastal areas of Bangladesh

The Southwestern coastal zone of Bangladesh is agro-based and one of the world’s most populous, poverty-stricken and food-insecure regions. There is an opportunity to diversify and increase productivity by integrating rice with aquaculture during the monsoon season through adoption of 

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Shrimp farm quality management in Bangladesh

Bangladesh shrimp farmers are adopting measures to improve quality to comply with international standards. A survey found that most farmers visually evaluated shrimp by checking size, weight and signs of disease before harvesting. 


Evolution of shrimp farming in Bangladesh

The social and environmental improvements – in combination with job-generating foreign investment – have led to wide acceptance of shrimp farming in Bangladesh.