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The value and volume of shrimp sold in the U.K. retail continued to grow last year with the combined sales of warmwater and coldwater varieties only bested by salmon.

According to the latest HomeScan data supplied by the U.K. Seafish Authority, total shrimp sales for the 52 weeks ending 3 December 2016 amounted to GBP 439.3 million (USD 527.6 million, EUR 497.3 million). The volume bought during this period increased 5.6 percent to 31,991 metric tons (MT). By comparison, the retail channel’s...

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Shrimp prices in Australia are set to soar following the government’s decision to place an indefinite ban on imports of the frozen crustacean following the outbreak of the devastating white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) at shrimp farms in Queensland.

A reduction in the supply will drive up wholesale and consumer prices accordingly, according to local traders, but much depends on the length of the ban and the volumes already stockpiled in the country.

Amid fears of such an outbreak, Australian...

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Despite being a relatively young sector in India, white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) farming is making an increasingly important contribution to the country’s seafood export trade.

While the production of black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) has been central to India’s aquaculture and fisheries output for many years, with farming predominantly located in West Bengal, Odisha and Kerala, white shrimp is a much more recent introduction with regions such as Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and...

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The United States imported 487,897 metric tons (MT) of shrimp in the first 10 months of this year, up on the 471,503 MT that that the market brought in during the corresponding period of 2015, according to the latest statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.

In recent months, India has overtaken Indonesia as the U.S. market’s No. 1 supplier, providing the country with 122,700 MT of shrimp in the January through October 2016 period, followed by...

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Thai shrimp exports are forecast to increase by 10 to 15 percent next year as the country continues to recover from the early mortality syndrome (EMS) disease outbreak that devastated production.

According to Somsak Paneetatyasai, president of the Thai Shrimp Association, the majority of Thailand’s shrimp producers have now learned how to prevent the disease and the industry therefore has high hopes for increased production and good prices in 2017.

The association has forecast Thailand will...

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Australia has for the first time detected the devastating white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) at shrimp farms in Queensland and authorities are working hard to mitigate the risk of any impact on wild shrimp stocks.

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) has presently no idea of the source of the disease but has prioritized its containment and eradication before investigating its pathway into Australia.

The affected shrimp farms are on the Logan River, south of Brisbane, and...

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The United States imported USD 520.2 million (EUR 485.7 million) worth of shrimp from Vietnam in the first nine months of this year, an increase of more than 15 percent year-on-year, reaffirming its position as the No.1 end market for the product.

According to new figures from the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), U.S. imports of Vietnamese shrimp in the third-quarter of this year amounted to USD 221.3 million (EUR 206.6 million), up 51 percent compared to Q2...

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The volume of shrimp landed in the Gulf of Mexico last month was the lowest for any October since 2012, according to the latest statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.

Total shrimp landings in October amounted to 11.7 million pounds (5,307 metric tons – MT), down from 13.5 million pounds (6,123 MT) in the corresponding month of 2015 and the lowest October volume for five years. A similar performance was achieved for the first 10 months of the year...

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The United States imported 428,952 metric tons (MT) of shrimp in the first nine months of this year, up on the 415,009 MT that that the market brought in during the corresponding period of 2015, according to the latest statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.

In the last few months, India has overtaken Indonesia as the U.S. market’s No. 1 supplier, providing the country with 106,291 MT of shrimp during the January through September 2016 period...

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China imported USD 323.3 million (EUR 300.1 million) worth of shrimp from Vietnam in the first nine months of this year, an increase of more than 30 percent year-on-year. But while this trade increased 11 percent in the third-quarter year-on-year to USD 105.8 million (EUR 98.2 million), the total is actually down 12 percent when compared with Q2 2016, with the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) attributing the decline to China’s economic instability and currency...

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