WorldFish opens Bangladesh’s first aquatic animal disease diagnostic lab
The newly inaugurated laboratory, a joint venture between WorldFish and Fishtech BD Ltd, uses RT-PCR technology to detect and diagnose eleven infection types that threaten fish and shrimp populations. The laboratory offers its testing services to hatchery operators and fish farmers at the minimum rate.
Funding for the laboratory was received from the USAID’s Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture Activity, which aims to support the country’s small-scale aquaculture sector and increase its resilience, bolstering the income of aquatic food value chain actors and strengthening livelihoods.
March 18, 2021