Bagda Shrimp has got GI certificate as a geographical indication product of Bangladesh. Recently, it has been recognised by the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks.
The registrar of the department Zanendra Nath Sarkar confirmed the matter to media. He said that the shrimp has got the geographical indication certificate as the tenth product of Bangladesh.
Bagda shrimp is one of the best of its kind in the world based on its quality. Its color, flavor is very unique. The price of this shrimp is higher than other shrimps, but it will increase further in future.
Black-striped Bagda shrimp farming began in the Sundarbans region of Bangladesh about 100 years ago. Shrimp was added to the list of exports of Bangladesh in the eighties.
In May 2019, the Department of Fisheries applied for GI recognition to promote Bagda Shrimp as a specialised product of Bangladesh in the world market. On October 6 this year, the government's Department of Patent, Design and Trademarks issued a gazette and published it in two international journals.
According to the rules, if no one objects within two months of publication in the journal, there is no obstacle to get the GI certificate of that product.
BDST: 2113 HRS, MAY 17, 2022