The present study was designed to assess and document the first commercial shrimp farming operation in the Sudanese Red Sea coast and its possible effect on future expansion of this practice in the country. Also, the study aimed at discussing the major impacts associated with such expansion as well as the necessary measures needed for a responsible shrimp farming along the Red Sea coast.In Sudan, aquaculture has been recognized long time ago by the government as potential area of interest. However, most of the focus was given to freshwater aquaculture and this is limited to extensive tilapia culture in the vicinity of Khartoum,capital. The only marine aquaculture practice is oyster, Pinctada margaritifera, culture in the northern Red Sea coast which was initiated in 1979. The first commercial shrimp farming in Sudan was initiated by Baabood Company in 2002. The total farm area is 20 ha and it is located 40 km south of Portsudan on the Red Sea coast. P. monodon and P. indicus, are spawned in the hatchery using the technique of unilateral eyestalk ablation of females to achieve ovarian maturation and spawning.