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Economic Importance of Shellfishes of Bangladesh


Almost all farmed produced shrimps are exported as processed frozen sea food and is the second largest export item in Bangladesh. Presently 162 processing plants are in operation among which 74 processing plants are EU approved. Directly and indirectly more than 2 million people are engaged in upstream and downstream activities related to shrimp industry in the country- in harvesting, culture, processing and exporting (DoF, 2012). Majority of …read more

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Shellfishes of Bangladesh: Mussel, Snail & Oyster

Shellfish, a group of invertebrates and aquatic organism, is covered by chitinous or calcareous exoskeleton. Shell means an outer covering or layer which is popularly known as “Kholos” in Bengali. Shellfish belongs to two major Phylum Arthropoda and Mollusca. In Bangladesh there are a wide range of shellfishes have been found which comprises different groups such as, Crustaceans (shrimp, prawn, lobster, crayfish, and crab) Molluscs (clam, mussel, oyster and scallop), …read more