Chilika Development Authority declares over 15,000 hectares of prawn enclosures in Odisha as illegal

Over 15,500 hectares (ha) in the Chilika Lake, Asia’s biggest brackish water lagoon, located in Odisha, have been illegally encroached upon by illegal prawn culture enclosures (gheries) and ponds, according to an affidavit filed by the chief executive of Chilika Development Authority (CDA). More than 12,131 hectares of the lake whose spread includes part of Ganjam, Puri and Khordha […]

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Japan clears Indian ‘Black Tiger’ shrimps for imports

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Japan has allowed import of giant tiger prawns from India. It has completely lifted inspection of Indian ‘Black Tiger’ shrimps after export consignments of this delectable prawn variety were found totally free from any residue of synthetic anti-bacterial drug furazolidone, state-run Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) said. Black Tiger shrimp, commonly known as the […]

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Indian shrimp exports to EU shrink on getting flagged by EU traders after stringent tests

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European Union (EU) importers of Indian shrimp feel the number of Indian exporters shipping to the 28-member bloc has shrunk because of stringent testing norms. Importers in Europe have been complaining that the number of Indian exporters willing to export to the EU has shrunk. This is for warm water shrimp or prawn exporters. Apparently, […]

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