India faces dwindling shrimp supply

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
December 5, 2013

As India capitalizes on the shortage of farmed shrimps in the global market during the peak season, seafood traders in Gurgaon are facing the heat from dwindling supply of quality shrimps in the local market. “Last two months have seen a sudden plunge in the supply of fresh and cultured sea-shrimps variety like vannamei, black tiger prawns and campy prawns. 

Our daily supply of 1 metric ton is down to 600-700 kg, a drop of 30 to 40 percent,” said Akashdeep, owner of Gurgaon-based MM Fisheries.
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