Diseases affecting shrimp production in Vietnam, causing material shortage

A shrimp farm in Vietnam.

Shrimp production in Vietnam is being increasingly impacted by the spread of diseases, making it difficult for exporters to fulfill their orders, according to Fimex Chairman Ho Quoc Luc.

Despite offering higher prices, many processors are still unable to secure sufficient materials for processing, Luc said. A large local supplier of shrimp larvae and feed told Luc its sales of shrimp larvae have risen 20 percent, but its sales of shrimp feed only rose 3 percent between January and August. It is highly likely that the disparity between the increase of the shrimp larvae sales and the feed sales is due to disease claiming a higher toll of younger shrimp ... 

Photo courtesy of bunnavit pangsuk/Shutterstock 

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