Mohammad Aslam Hosain, Kalim Ullah, Mohammad Abdullah Al Sayam, Kazi Mohiuddin, Emon Rahman
The fisheries sector of Bangladesh represents one of the most dynamic food-producing sectors with the largest flooded wetland and the 3rd largest aquatic biodiversity in Asia after China and India. This paper presents the performance of shrimp production a fisheries sub-sector in Bangladesh using data collected from the Department of Fisheries (DoF), and related field level information. The findings describe the recent status of shrimp production and its economic contribution as an aquaculture sub-sector (2017-2018). This study suggests that standard operating procedure is the prerequisite for shrimp culture along with the scientific and technical development. From 2010 to 2018, though frozen shrimp products export decreased from 51,599 MT to 36,167.77 MT the total value increased $340.48 million to $416.22 million respectively. From the last 10 years shrimp production has been increased gradually and 2017-2018 it has increased by 3.23% than 2015-2016. Therefore, there is a considerable potentiality for increasing export earnings from shrimp products in the future but for this, the present deficiencies should be well addressed and industries should positively respond to the demand of the global market. Additionally, our study will help to get a clear picture and valuable information about shrimp production in Bangladesh which is important for shrimp farming and catch-up the trade market.
Published Date: 2021-03-17; Received Date: 2021-02-24