West Bengal has several advantages for the development of aquaculture in India. But the pace at which it is utilizing these resources seems to be slow. I have tried to capture these advantages and link them to possible aquaculture development in future. The presentation compares this province to Andhra province which is also a very progressive region as far as commercial aquaculture is concerned. Read the "Bengal Blessings" and feel free to ask me for any suggestions. At USSEC - the aquaculture team, self and Umakanth are working to develop other markets for popularizing the feed based system in India. In view of this- the West Bengal region has been examined very critically for aquaculture development.