The Asian Development Bank and ABIS Exports India Private Limited (ABIS) have signed a sustainability-linked debt facility worth USD 16 million (EUR 15.3 million) to build a micro-aquafeed plant in India.
The fund will also help train up to 6,000 farmers on climate-resilient fish farming practices and financial knowledge, as part of ADB's effort to help improve food security in India.
The specialized aquafeed to be produced by the plant… Read More
Shrimp farmers in Bangladesh are facing losses due to a sharp decline in prices.
Shrimp farming is a primary income source for thousands of farmers in the main shrimp-producing region of Bangladesh - Khulna, Satkhira, and Bagerhat - in the southwestern part of the country. Around 90 percent of shrimp produced in the region is exported, with Europe accounting for the biggest share of Bangladesh's exports.
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India’s shrimp industry is hurting amid rising global inflation, its domestic production flagging and farming income on the decline.
The country earned USD 7.76 billion (EUR 7.4 billion) from its seafood exports in the last fiscal year and had targeted USD 8.8 billion (EUR 8.4 billion) in exports this fiscal year, which ends 31 March, 2023. However, lower demand from the U.S. and the E.U. and obstacles in the Chinese market have made it… Read More
Pakistan has boosted its seafood sales to China, in part thanks to the commencement of a bilateral free-trade agreement.
The China-Pakistan Free-Trade Agreement took effect in 2007, and its second phase with more tax incentives entered into force beginning in December 2019, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce.
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India’s top shrimp feed producer, Avanti Feeds, has commenced commercial operations at a new feed plant in Andhra Pradesh.
The plant, which opened 3 December, cost around INR 1.25 billion (USD 15.1 million, EUR 14.4 million) and has a capacity of 175,000 metric tons (MT) per year, the company said in a filing with the National Stock Exchange of India.
The additional capacity from the new plant has helped raise the total annual… Read More
Vietnam saw its tuna sales in October fall to the lowest in seven months this year as sales to the U.S. and other markets fade away, according to Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
The exports in the month were worth USD 76 million (EUR 72.8 million), up 4 percent from a year earlier but being the lowest since April.
High inflation is hitting purchasing power in many markets such as the U.S., Belgium, Israel, Egypt,… Read More
Pakistan’s government has authorized the scale-up of a pilot project designed to promote shrimp farming in the country’s inland areas.
The shrimp-farming cluster development project, worth PKR 5.4 billion (USD 24 million, EUR 23 million), was approved in 2019 as part of Pakistan’s Agriculture Transformation Plan and has a slated end-date of 2024. The Pakistan Ministry of National Food Security and Research, the Pakistan… Read More
Aquafeed and animal health provider Skretting has opened a new factory in southern Vietnam to produce aquafeed. Skretting is owned by Nutreco, a global company specializing in animal nutrition and aquafeed.
The Norway-based company began work on the project in March 2021. It will have an expected cost of EUR 24 million (USD 25 million), with the capacity to produce 100,000 metric tons (MT) of feed products… Read More
Busan, South Korea-based BluGen is working on a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) project to produce olive flounder, which it said will be the first system of its type in the country.
The farming project in Goheung aims to use BluGen’s eighth-generation broodstockto produce 1,000 metric tons (MT) of olive flounder annually. Additionally, a hatchery within the project will be able to provide 80 million precision-bred olive… Read More
Vietnam is sending more seafood products to Asian markets as demand in the U.S. and Europe has dropped amid high inflation.
Vietnam’s seafood exports to China have heated up in the run-up to Chinese New Year, and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership has helped boost Vietnam’s shipments to Japan, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP).
In October, Vietnam exported a total of USD… Read More