A drop in demand for shrimp in Japan, especially vannamei, has contributed to a drop in prices going into the summer, with expectations of an upturn in late summer and into the fall.

Japanese importers were offering shrimp at the end of May in the following price ranges (per block).

Vannamei, headless, in 1.8 kg blocks sold for JPY 2,900 (USD 23.58, EUR 21.59) at 16-20 count per pound, JPY 2,540 (USD 20.65, EUR 18.91) for 21-25 count, JPY 2,314 (USD 18.81, EUR 17.23) for 26-30 count, and JPY 2…