Taprobane Seafood Group Has First Vannamei Harvest in Sri Lanka; Government Projects Growth to 50,000 tons
by John Sackton
September 18, 2019
Sri Lanka has opened to Vannamei shrimp cultivation. Earlier this year the government announced approval for the import of SPF Vannamei brood stock, and Taprobane Seafood, a major producer of blue swimming crab and tuna, was licensed for the first farm and hatchery.
According to Tim O’Reilly, managing director, it has taken the company three years to secure approval for Vannamei in Sri Lanka. The traditional black tiger cultivating industry was opposed.
However, the government has now embarked on a program to expand aquaculture, especially in the northern areas of Sri Lanka, and part of that is developing the culture of Vannamei shrimp.
Taprobane’s first commercial Vannamei operations commenced in January 2019.The success of the pilot project has...
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