Climate change hurting shrimp production in Bangladesh

Published on
October 13, 2022
A large pile of raw unpeeled shrimp.

Shrimp farming in Khulna, Bangladesh, the Asian country's shrimp-producing hub, has become harder due to climate change, worrying local producers and exporters.

The lower production has resulted in Khulna's shrimp production declining by 21.7 percent year-on-year to 33,271 metric tons (MT) in fiscal year 2021-2022.

Local producers are blaming climate change, with fluctuations in salinity levels caused by changes in natural high tides playing a major role in the decline ... 

Photo courtesy of munimbinsalim/Shutterstock 


Contributing Editor reporting from Hanoi, Vietnam

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