Chinese Shrimp Production Decline Expected in 2017
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Amy Zhong - February 27, 2017
Last year global shrimp output increased due to higher production in Ecuador and Thailand. However, Asia’s shrimp output was lower than expected, especially that of China and Vietnam.
In China, the shrimp industry produced 650 thousand tons in 2016, according to shrimp supplier Siam Canadian. About 80% of that was sold domestically. China's annual output in 2016 was about 10% to 15% lower than that of 2015. This was due largely from low output in Guangdong.
A lack of modern aquaculture equipment is the main reason for China’s situation, said Siam Canadian’s manager for the Chinese region. Shrimp farmers were struggling for survival, he said. They had not done enough to prevent diseases, they bought shrimp seed at low prices...
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