Japanese land-based vannamei production expanding, but facing cheaper imports

Published on
September 27, 2022
An indoor shrimp farm operated by IMT Engineering Company.

A small business ecosystem is forming around Japan’s nascent land-based vannamei shrimp production.

At the 24th Japan International Seafood and Technology Expo, held at Tokyo Big Sight 24 to 26 August, Tokyo-based IMT Engineering Co., promoted its proprietary "Indoor Shrimp Production System (ISPS)” as it had at the previous year’s show. But this year, there were additional related booths – one for the Indoor Shrimp Production System Promotion Council, and one for Inaka Pipe, which domestically produces and sells specific pathogen-free (SPF) vannamei shrimp at various stages of maturity.

One of the nascent sector’s pioneers, IMT Engineering promoted the ISPS system it developed ... 

Photo courtesy of IMT Engineering Co.

Contributing Editor reporting from Osaka, Japan

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