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Tuesday April 23, 2024

TDAP hosts shrimp symposium

By News Desk
April 03, 2024
The logo of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is seen in this image. — Facebook/Trade Development Authority of Pakistan/File
The logo of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) is seen in this image. — Facebook/Trade Development Authority of Pakistan/File

KARACHI: The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), in collaboration with key stakeholders in the aquaculture industry, hosted a highly informative webinar titled "Developing Shrimp Export Potential in Pakistan." The event aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the enabling environment for shrimp farming, the export potential of shrimp, and the future prospects of shrimp farming in Pakistan, a statement said on Tuesday.

Distinguished experts and thought leaders shared valuable insights during the webinar sessions. Mr. Mozzam Khan, former Director-General of the Marine Fisheries Department and ex-CEO of the Fisheries Development Board, delivered an enlightening presentation on the enabling environment required for the growth of shrimp exports from Pakistan.

His in-depth analysis delved into the regulatory framework, infrastructure development, and policy interventions necessary to facilitate and promote shrimp farming activities across the country. Haseeb Awan, Deputy Director of the Marine Fisheries Department, captivated participants with his exploration of the vast potential of shrimp exports from Pakistan.

Drawing upon his extensive experience in the field, Mr. Awan underscored the significant opportunities available for stakeholders to leverage Pakistan's abundant marine resources and strategic geographical location to tap into the global shrimp market. Feisal Iftikhar, an esteemed expert on aquaculture and former CEO of the Fisheries Development Board, provided valuable insights into the future prospects of shrimp farming and export opportunities. Participants gained valuable insights into potential challenges and innovative solutions to drive sustainable growth in the sector. Additionally, the webinar featured a talk by the Director-General of the Agro-food Division of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.