Bangladesh delegation visits Thailand to study shrimp aquaculture

Bangladesh Fisheries Officers meeting with the Thailand Department of Fisheries.
Bangladesh Fisheries Officers meeting with the Thailand Department of Fisheries.

NACA and the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation collaborated to organise a study tour programme focused on shrimp operations in Thailand for fourteen Bangladesh officers during 29 April to 2 May 2019. The study tour was supported by the Winrock Foundation and coordinated by Dr Cherdsak, the outgoing Director General of NACA.

The group had a meeting with CP Executives at CP Headquarters on 29 April to discuss CP SPF shrimp management systems, as well as freshwater fish production. On 30 April, they visited a CP SPF shrimp hatchery in Ranode, Songkhla Province.

The Bangladesh delegation had a meeting with DOF-Thailand on 1 May, chaired by Mr. Thaworn Jirasophonrak, Deputy Director General and staff from related divisions to discuss policy and regulations, as well as shrimp farming practices and information. The new Director General of NACA, Dr Jie Huang, attended the meeting and gave a presentation on the role of NACA as a mechanism for sharing experience and bridging needs with resources in sustainable aquaculture development. Dr Huang appreciated the efforts of the Thai Government, scientists, and private sector in development of shrimp aquaculture in the region.

The delegation went on to visit the Banjong Farm in Chachoengsao Province. The farm operates SPF hatcheries for P. monodon, P. vannamei and giant freshwater prawn. The delegates returned to Bangladesh on 2 May 2019.