White shrimp driving India’s seafood export growth

Published on
January 3, 2017

Despite being a relatively young sector in India, white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) farming is making an increasingly important contribution to the country’s seafood export trade.

While the production of black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) has been central to India’s aquaculture and fisheries output for many years, with farming predominantly located in West Bengal, Odisha and Kerala, white shrimp is a much more recent introduction with regions such as Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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