Quarantine Unit for Tiger Shrimp opened at MAC of MPEDA in Kochi

The Quarantine Unit for Tiger Shrimp at the Multi-species Aquaculture Complex (MAC) set up by the Marine Products Export Development Autority (MPEDA) at Vallarpadam here was inaugurated today by Tarun Shridhar, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of India.
Shridhar said  the newly opened unit would  regain the pride of place of  the indigenous species  Black Tiger shrimp  in the Indian sub-continent, which is now occupied by the exotic species, Vannamei.
Patting the MPEDA and its research arm Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA) for establishing the MAC, he said the facility will cater to the growing demand for fingerlings of various export-oriented species like Seabass, Cobia,Tilapia and Pompano.
K. S. Srinivas, Chairman, MPEDA, said this is the first of its kind facility in the west coast, set up  when there is a huge demand for the healthy seeds.

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