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Vietnamese shrimp

Vietnam’s shrimp export trade has failed to maintain the strong growth trend that it enjoyed last year, with total sales in January falling by almost 13 percent year-on-year to USD 198.7 million (EUR 184.9 million).

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) attributed the decline to technical barriers from importing markets, lower demand from major markets and a limited supply of raw material for processing.

Consequently, its shrimp exports to major markets including...

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Vietnamese white shrimp

The decision taken by Australia’s Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce in January to impose a ban on the country’s imports of raw shrimp while authorities look to establish the cause of a serious outbreak of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) at shrimp farms in Queensland has come under fire from the Vietnamese government.

Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Quoc Khanh, has told the Australian media that the ban had damaged his country's aquaculture industry which exports about...

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Almost 3.5 million pounds (1,588 metric tons – MT) of shrimp were landed in the Gulf of Mexico in January, representing the region’s largest volume for the month since 2013. 

While the Southern Shrimp Alliance highlights that the region’s landings were 16.5 percent below the 15-year historic average for the month of January, it said the total landings were the eighth highest recorded over the 16-year timespan for which it has tracked data provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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The amount of pink shrimp that can be commercially caught in Area 6 of Newfoundland and Labrador has reached the lowest level in history, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has warned.

According to a new assessment, there were only 104,000 metric tons (MT) of fishable shrimp in the area in 2016, which means that the resource is in a "critical" state.

That volume has been decreasing year after year – falling 25 percent from 2015, and a peak of 785,000 MT in 2006.
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The United States imported 603,591 metric tons (MT) of shrimp last year, up on the 585,826 MT that that the market brought in during 2015, according to the latest statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries.

During the course of 2016, India overtook Indonesia as the U.S. market’s No. 1 supplier, providing the country with 153,984 MT of shrimp in the 12-month period (up from 135,352 MT in 2015), followed by Indonesia with 117,095 MT, and then Thailand...

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Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnam’s prime minister, has called on the country’s shrimp industry to deliver an export value of USD 10 billion (EUR 9.4 billion) by 2025.

Speaking at a conference on shrimp production last week, Phuc said the shrimp industry should work to account for 10 percent of the country’s GDP and asked the State Bank of Vietnam to instruct commercial banks to provide sufficient capital for the industry, especially for high-tech breeding systems. He also assigned the Ministry of...

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Ecuador, Latin America’s leading shrimp producing nation, exported more than 362,000 metric tons (MT) of the crustaceans last year, 11 percent more than in 2015. In value terms, this trade was valued at almost USD 2.5 billion (EUR 2.3 billion), up 6.5 percent, with the average export price down 4 percent to USD 6.77 (EUR 6.28) per kg.

Vietnam was by far the No.1 market for Ecuadorian shrimp last year, with the trade amounting to 160,385 MT valued at more than USD 1 billion (EUR 927 million)...

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Gulf Shrimp Net

U.S. Gulf Coast fishermen landed 5.8 million pounds (2,631 metric tons – MT) of shrimp in December 2016, approximately 34 percent below the 16-year historical average for the month (8.9 million pounds – 4,037 MT).

According to the latest statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, for the year as a whole, the total catch amounted to 93.9 million pounds (42,952 MT), which was almost 28 percent below the 16-year average.

The average ex-vessel price per...

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Shrimp exporters from Vietnam achieved EU sales totaling USD 589 million (EUR 548.8 million) last year, representing an annual increase of 7.5 percent and reversing the steep decline seen in the trade in the previous 12 months.

Vietnam’s shrimp exports to the EU achieved a total value of USD 548.6 million (EUR 511.2 million) in 2015, which was almost 20 percent less than in the previous year. Exporters attribute last year’s upturn to improved economic circumstances in the bloc.

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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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