Tag - Quantity

Low farmed shrimp output for 2017

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The report analyses the market situation until June 2017 Farmed shrimp supplies were low during the first half of 2017, which was in balance with low to moderate demand in the traditional and emerging markets. The main harvesting season in Asia ended in October. Prices were up due to steady imports from the United States of America and China. Further price increases will depend on the demand pattern in the major markets, while the supply will be seasonally low in [...]


GOAL: India, Ecuador to sustain high shrimp production growth in 2018-2019, despite slight taper

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DUBLIN, Ireland — India and Ecuador forecast shrimp production growth will decelerate slightly in 2019, but still maintain high levels, according to an industry survey by the Global Aquaculture Alliance. The two countries — key engines of global farmed shrimp production growth in recent years — will be just short of matching this year’s impressive growth in 2018 and 2019, according to the survey results presented by James Anderson, professor at the University of Florida at the Global Outlook on [...]


India world’s largest shrimp exporter in 2016

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India was the largest exporter of farmed shrimp in 2016, according to a report from the Globefish division of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). According to the FAO, the top five shrimp exporters to the international market in 2016 were India with 438,500 metric tons, up 14.5% year-on-year; Vietnam, with 425,000t, up 18–20%; Ecuador, 372,600t, up 7.8%; Indonesia, 220,000t, 21%; and Thailand, 209,400t, up 22%. Exports from China also increased by 7% to total 205,300t. India’s top [...]


Asian shrimp prices, production on the move in line with rising demand

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Overall, shrimp production in Asia will increase by 5 to 10 percent this year compared to 2016, but there will continue to be some important anomalies in key production regions, anticipates Jim Gulkin, managing director of the Bangkok-based Siam Canadian Group. Thailand’s production is up this year, with Gulkin telling SeafoodSource that he expects an increase of between 10 to 15 percent over last year. But he added that the competition for raw material between processors is very strong, with [...]


Thai shrimp’s improved survival rate will boost production

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Thailand’s change in shrimp production strategies over the years has paid off, and this year producers are expecting a 10-20 percent increase in production, said Siam Canadian General Manager Satasap Viriyanantawanit. “We used to use a high density, super intensive farming method and we had to use an excessively high volume of feed, which caused issues,” he told IntraFish. However, upon switching to lower density stocking for the shrimp ponds, the survival rate changed from 75 percent to 90 percent. “We now [...]


The World Production of Farmed Shrimp Stagnates in 2016

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During the first nine months of 2016, lower international prices and outbreaks of disease in some of the leading producing countries meant that global production of farmed shrimp remained stagnant, or even fell, compared to the same period in 2015. According to FAO’s latest Globefish report, published on April 11, 2017, the main season for farmed shrimp in Asia ended in November with an overall sluggish trend in production.  This went against the earlier forecast of increased production in 2016. Preliminary [...]


Global farmed shrimp imports grew strongly in 2016

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Worldwide imports of farmed shrimp grew strongly in 2016, on increased supplies from most of the main producer nations, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Compared with last year, 2016 cumulative imports during the January–June period in the US — the single largest shrimp market — declined by 1.2%, but increased in Japan (+7%), the EU (+17.8%), Russia, (+44%), Australia (+4%) and South Africa (+15%). Shrimp imports also increased in East Asia and the Near East [...]


Global shrimp survey goal 2016

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Asia production Shrimp production grew steadily in east Asia through 2011, averaging 6 percent annual growth from 2008 to 2011. The GOAL surveys indicate that production declined from 3.45 MMT to 3.25 MMT in 2012 (down 5.8 percent) and 3.21 MMT in 2013 (down 1.1 percent) due to the impact of EMS in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia (Fig. 2). Production increased substantially in 2014 to 3.49 MMT (up 8.5 percent) mostly due to the larger harvests reported in China, [...]


Aquaculture Europe 2016: Shrimp Disease Causes Millions in Losses Across Asia

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ASIA – Shrimp diseases such as white spot and AHPND have caused devastating losses for farmers across Asia in the last few years. Speaking at Aquaculture Europe 2016, 20-23 September, in Edinburgh Scotland, Dr Andy Shinn, Fish Vet Group, attempts to work out the true economic losses to farmers. Asia’s crustacean aquaculture is expected to exceed 5.08 million tons in 2016, an increase of 5.46 per cent. However, although there has been an increase in production, the level of growth [...]


CIBA’s new eco-friendly ‘Biofloc’ technology for shrimp farmers

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CHENNAI: To help India retain its market share in global shrimp export and neutralise disease threat, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) is popularising ‘Biofloc’ technology, which is eco-friendly and sustainable. CIBA scientists say commercial interest in biofloc technology is threefold. It provides high productivity, low feed-conversion ratios (FCRs) and a stable culture environment. Also, with emerging bacterial and viral problems coupled with rising costs for energy, biofloc appears to be an answer for sustainable production at lower cost. Marking a [...]