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