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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.

The increase...

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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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