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uarantine unit for Tiger Shrimp inaugurated at MAC

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

The quarantine unit for Tiger at the Multispecies Complex (MAC), set up by the Marine Products Export Development Autority at here, was inaugurated Thursday.

An MPEDA release said the unit was inaugurated by Tarun Shridhar, Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries,

Speaking at the function, Shridhar said the newly opened unit wouldregain the pride of place ofthe indigenous species Black Tiger shrimpin the Indian subcontinent, which is now occupied by the exotic species, Vannamei.

Patting MPEDA and its research arm, the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture, for establishing the MAC, he said the facility would cater to the growing demand for fingerlings of various export-oriented species like Seabass, Cobia, Tilapia and Pompano.

K S Srinivas, the MPEDA chairman, said this was the first of its kind facility in the west coast, set upwhen there is a huge demand for the healthy seeds.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 22:10 IST