Indian shrimp prices set for continued increases on short harvests

Prices for Indian farmed vannamei look set to continue rising through into 2016, as raw material availability becomes more and more scarce. Source: Undercurrent News. Editor, Tom Seaman ( Indian Shrimp Prices Set for Continued Increases on Short Harvests. Neil Ramsden ( December 1, 2015.

India Looks to Antibiotic Free Shrimp Production to Improve Exports

INDIA - India has the potential to exceed Rs.60,000 crore for seafood export turnover by 2020 but it will need to move to antibiotic free shrimp production. Credit:

New project for parasite control in farmed fish

ParaFishControl is a new €8.1 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project that aims to improve understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop innovative solutions and tools to prevent, control and mitigate harmful parasites which affect the main fish species farmed in Europe. Credit:

Aquaculture Growing in Himachal Pradesh

INDIA - The Himachal Pradesh aquaculture industry is flourishing due to the efforts of the state government. Credit:

Alaska Fish Factor: It’s Time to Enter the 2016 Symphony of Seafood

US - The call is out for products to compete in Alaska’s most celebrated seafood bash, and another new category has been added to the mix. Credit:

JIRCAS: Japan’s Fisheries Technology Makes its Mark

JAPAN - The Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, or JIRCAS, is a national institute in Japan working to develop technology for the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors. Bonnie Waycott provides a general overview of the institute, as well as its latest research on shrimp farming. Credit:

Thailand Research—Silica+ Replaces Some Fish Meal

A study at Prince of Songkhla University has shown that “Silica+” (silicon dioxide from Ceresco Nutrition Company) can replace some of the fish meal in shrimp diets. Credit:

United States Washington DC—FDA Won’t Target Shrimp in 2016

FDA has announced more information about a new intensive sampling program it will undertake as part of the new food safety and modernization act. Credit:

Taiwan Fisheries Agency to Make a Stand Against Illegal Fishing

TAIWAN - The Fisheries Agency has reiterated that it plans to increase penalties for illegal fishing, amid concerns about a warning from the EU and the threat of possible sanctions. Credit:

Asia, West Africa troubled by avian influenza

The World Health Organization has put out an alert for a return of human cases of avian influenza in China as winter approaches, while new outbreaks have been reported in Asian and African poultry. Credit:

India Andhra Pradesh—Fisheries Policy 2015-2020

The state of Andhra Pradesh has identified the fisheries sector as one of the growth engines for socio-economic development. Credit:

Ethoxyquin: EFSA safety assessment inconclusive

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked to re-assess the safety of the feed additive ethoxyquin for target animals, consumers, users and the environment under EC Regulation 1831/2003. The substance is currently used in animal feed for its antioxidant properties. Credit:

New Project Investigates Parasite Control in European Aquaculture

EU - ParaFishControl is a new €8.1 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project that aims to improve our understanding of fish-parasite interactions and develop innovative solutions and tools to prevent, control and mitigate harmful parasites which affect the main fish species farmed in Europe (Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, turbot, European sea bass, and gilthead sea bream). Credit:

Aquatic Foods achieved higher revenues but expects slower growth in 2016

Chinese marine foods and seafood processor Aquatic Foods Group managed to increase its revenue by 20 per cent in the first nine months this year, to CNY 678.7 million (USD 106.5 million) from CNY 565.9 million (USD 88.8 million) in the same period last year although its gross margin in the third quarter was "under pressure" from challenging market conditions.Credit:

Shrimp Imports

September shrimp imports; just released, are down 6.5% for the month leaving YTD imports only 2.2% higher than a year ago. Credit: Monthly Shrimp Insider’s Report [November 2015]

Shrimp Prices Soar in Kuwait

KUWAIT - Shrimp prices have shot up in Kuwait due to low supply and excessive demand. Credit:

United States Massachusetts—John Sackton on EHP

At the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL shrimp session in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (October 2015), a panel of shrimp experts talked about the microsporidian Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei, a spore-forming fungal parasite, and how it might affect the global shrimp supply. John Sackton, Editor and Publisher at (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service) prepared the following report based on interviews with a number of the shrimp experts, who spoke on the condition that they would not be quoted by name. Credit:

FDA strengthens safety regulations for imported acquaculture products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures it has strengthened safety regulations to control imported seafood products. Credit:

Aquaculture Industry Loses Millions Due to Shrimp Disease

There is a huge development in the shrimp industry, and amazingly it’s gone completely under the radar. Because of a widespread viral infection, the industry has lost tens of millions in the past weeks, and all farms countrywide have had to take steps to start all over again from scratch. The infection was transmitted by birds that harbour around the shrimp farms. That has resulted in extensive layoffs, though we’ve been unable to get exact figures at this time. Today, for the first time, C.E.O. in the Ministry of Agriculture Jose Alpuche spoke on the situation. Credit:

How Norway Avoids Antibiotics in Aquaculture

NORWAY - Over the past few years Norway has cut its antibiotic use in salmon farming to virtually zero. This has led to a flourishing industry and a reduction in the risk of antibiotic resistance in humans. Credit: