Whiteleg Shrimp Conference

The white letg shrimp planning in the Mekong Delta should be amended was what echoed by administrators, businesses and farmers during the Whiteleg Shrimp Conference in SOc Trang last April. 

How much whiteleg shrimp being produced in the Mekong Delta?
According to MARD, total whiteleg shrimp production in 2010 was 135,000MT. Its export value hit US$414.6 million, claiming 20% of the shrimp export and 8% of total seafood export of Viet Nam. Despites its important role, the species was not allowed to be farmed in the Mekong Delta until 2008. And so far, whiteleg shrimp farming is still a controlled industry in Viet Nam.
Dr. Ho Quoc Luc, Chairman of VASEP Shrimp Committee (VSC) and CEO of FIMEX said the shrimp processing plants in Soc Trang – a province with modest number of shrimp processors compared to others in Mekong Delta, particularly Ca Mau – alone gobbled up 50 tons of whiteleg shrimp each day. Read more of this post
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Russia shrimp importers sitting on ‘huge stocks’

Russia shrimp importers are sitting on large vannamei stocks as the country’s new glazing law has led to sluggish sales, one importer said.

The Russian vannamei market fell by more than 25 percent in the first quarter of the year compared to last year, Igor Salagaev, marketing director at Russia’s largest shrimp supplier, told IntraFish.

“There are more than 2,000 metric tons of vannamei in Russian warehouses,” Salagaev said.

This means Russia is unlikely to import any more before the coming two to three months he said. “We have more than enough [until then].”

The main reason for the large stocks lies in Russia’s newly introduced regulation on glazing, Salagaev said. Read more of this post

Conference of planning whiteleg shrimp farming

On April 26th in Soc Trang Province, The MARD, Directorate of Fisheries in conjunction with Soc Trang People’s Committee celebrated a conference of planning whiteleg shrimp (vannamei) farming.

In Vietnam, whiteleg shrimp, originated from South America, was farmed for testing in 2002. After a trial period, in 2008, MARD laid down whiteleg shrimp farming development  as a policy.

Accordingly, Southern provinces were allowed to farm whiteleg shrimp but they must ensure planning area, irrigation systems, infrastructure for intensive shrimp farming. Particularly, the coastal provinces from Binh Thuan to Quang Ninh were allowed to raise in local areas. Read more of this post

Binh Dinh: 84.6 ha of shrimp farming area harvested

Shrimp farmers in Binh Dinh Province has reaped 878.6 tons of shrimp from 84.6ha cultvated, gaining average productivity over 11 tons/ha, said Mr. Vo Dinh Tam, CHief of Binh Dinh Aquaculture Sub-Department.

Phu My was the largest shrimp producer with 603.3 tons from a total area of 50ha, followed by Hoai Nhon (270 tons from 30.6 ha) and Quy Nhon city (3.3 tons from 4 ha). Read more of this post

Conference of planning whiteleg shrimp farming

On April 26th in Soc Trang Province, The MARD, Directorate of Fisheries in conjunction with Soc trang People’s Committee celebrate a conference on planning whiteleg shrimp farming (vannamei)

In Vietnam, whiteleg shrimp, originated from South America, was farmed for testing in 2002. After a trial period, in 2008, MARD laid down whiteleg shrimp farming development  as a policy. Read more of this post

Kien Giang: Industrial shrimp farming area to amount to 5000-7000 ha in 2015

Kien Giang People’s Committee set the target to increase the industrial shrimp farming area to 5,000 – 7,000 ha in 2015. Accordingly, shrimp output is expected to reach around 45,000 – 63,000MT. Read more of this post

Seaprodex F16: High demand for Vanamei

Mr. Banh Quang Ha, director of Seaprodex Factory No.16 (F16), said Vannamei shrimp is the company’s single export item in Jan – Feb 2011.
Currently, vannamei supply in Binh Dinh and some central provinces is lagging behind processing demand. Shrimp selling price soared to the record high, up 40 percent in comparison with some late months of 2010, especially for large-sized of 26/30 and 31/40. Read more of this post

Mazzetta warns low quality shrimp imports will hit U.S. demand

High prices for raw material will mean more low quality shrimp coming onto the U.S. market, which could impact consumer eating experience and demand, said an executive from importer Mazzetta Company.

Prices for shrimp are set to remain high throughout 2011, said Jeff Goldberg, director of shrimp procurement with Highland Park, Il-based Mazzetta, one of the top five shrimp importers in the United States. Read more of this post

Baria – Vungtau sustainably develops the shrimp farming industry

According to the assessment of agriculture industry, the shrimp farmingarea of Baria –Vung Tau now is about  7,400 ha under the popularfarming models such as extensive and improved extensive; intensiveand semi-intensive.

In 2006, black tiger shrimp push thousands ofshrimp farmers into difficulties due to rampant farming and outbreak of disease in shrimp. Read more of this post

Seaprodex: High demand for vannamei

Mr. Banh Quang Ha, director of Seaprodex Factory No.16 (F16), said vannamei shrimp is his company’s the only export item in Jan – Feb 2011.

Currently, vannamei is in high demand, however, the supplies in Binh Dinh and some central provinces cannot meet demand of seafood processing plants at the localities. Read more of this post

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