Japan imported shrimp with a total value of USD 493.3 million (EUR 440.9 million) in the first-quarter of this year, an increase of 7 percent year-on-year, continuing the growth trend seen in 2016.

Last year was the first year since 2010 that Japanese imports of shrimp showed any growth, with the trade amounting to USD 2.4 billion (EUR 2.1 billion), up 4 percent compared with 2015. This increase was driven by higher demand for high-end marine and farmed black tiger shrimp as well as im…