Bangladesh should go for commercial cultivation of Penaeus vannamei species of shrimp which is also called the king prawn in Bangladesh to capture the global market. This was the subject of discussions by shrimp exporters and producers in a seminar at the Khulna’s Shrimp Tower.
In Bangladesh, vannamei shrimp is still at the pilot stage and at the seminar, the demand was for commercial cultivation of vannamei shrimp be allowed instead of running pilot projects. They added that vannamei shrimp currently accounts for 80% of global market share, where Bangladesh has no presence. Bangladesh is falling behind as commercial cultivation of the species is still far away.