In response to urging by the government to double poultry production within three years, the Feed Industries Association of Bangladesh (FIAB) and Bangladesh Poultry Industries Coordination Committee (BPICC) have placed five point demands ahead of the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. The demands include the withdrawal of income tax from poultry food elements imports, exemption of 10% customs tax on import of soya-bean meal, inclusion of Distillers Dried Grain with Solubles (DDGS) in SRO as a vegetable protein, urgent addressing of complexity and H.S. Code related issues on imported goods, and withdrawal of indirect tax on raw materials importers and suppliers. (Dhaka Tribune – 12 April 2017)
The Indian government has clamped down on cattle smuggling over the last year, which has helped push up beef prices in Bangladesh by 18% over the past year, with demand for meat growing with rising incomes. Per capita income topped $1,600 in the fiscal year ended June, doubling from the level five years before. Growing wealth and an expanding economy, which grew 7.2% in the year ended June 30, has created demand for meat. With this development, conglomerates previously focused on garment production such as ABA Group and other companies have been pouring substantial money into the livestock sector. (Nikkei Asian Review – 21 October 2017)
On 15 February 2018, the international NGO Solidaridad met with the Bangladesh Shrimp Fish Foundation and Bangladesh's Department of Fisheries and drew up a draft National Action Plan which aims to encourage sustainable and inclusive growth for Bangladesh's shrimp sector.

Areas of investment identified by the plan for the productivity of black tiger shrimp – which Bangladesh is a major producer of – include:
  • Upscale knowledge and skills throughout the supply chain
  • Improve embedded extension service and technology transfer
  • Access to quality inputs, financing and insurance
  • Improve quality, food safety and traceability in the shrimp supply chain
  • Research and development for value added service and product development
(Undercurrent News – 20 February 2018)

The Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda and Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Ceuong signed a Memorandum of Understanding between their respective countries for promoting bilateral cooperation in the area of fisheries and livestock. (Dhaka Tribune – 5 March 2018)