Ocean Garden neighbor seeking Chinese investors for shrimp farming in Mexico
China’s shrimp buyers should be securing supply through acquisitions of production facilities in Mexico, according to a Mexican producer seeking Chinese shrimp investment.
China should tap into Mexico and farm its own shrimp there – that’s according to Guadalajara-based shrimp farmer Jimmy Urrutia, who is trying to tempt Chinese firms to his property, which adjoins Ocean Garden’s facilities, on Mexico’s coast.
Ocean Garden gave Chinese shrimp leader Guolian Aquatic Group exclusive rights to distribute the Ocean Garden and Selecta de Guaymas brands in China.
“There are no more properties with ocean front and no construction on all of the coast of Hermosillo, Sonora [Mexico],” Urrutia told SeafoodSource.
He added: “A company with vision could build a shrimp farm with new technology and have the best shrimp yields per hectare in all of Mexico. All the farms around me are at least 15 years old and have large ponds with open air technology.”
California-based Ocean Garden is a private seafood trading firm specializing in wild and farmed Mexican white and brown shrimp. The company also markets farm-raised Asian shrimp.