Collectively, the 28 member states of the EU imported more than EUR 4 billion (USD 4.5 billion) worth of shrimp from third-countries last year with over half of this value coming from warmwater varieties of the popular crustaceans.

According to the latest statistics on the trade compiled by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA), the bloc’s warmwater shrimp exports achieved an import value of almost EUR 2.2 billion (USD 2.5 billion) in 201…