Prawnographic – prices out of this world…

Ecuadorian vannamei shrimp export prices $2.6/pound.

Vannamei shrimp prices in local market (picture above) in Ecuador $4.0/pound.

50% markup sounds reasonable for retail anywhere in the world but here , in the cradle of global vannamei shrimp production, these shrimp are not acceptable for local consumers……in price nor in quality.

Shrimp motorbike – lobster more like…

Prawnmaster still looking for his foto of shrimp Harley Davidson spotted at Boston Seafood Show 15 years ago…

Oh well until then this will have to do…

Fish farming can feed most of world…

Well of course if Norwegian Prime Minister says so….

Still shrimp farming is not to be overlooked….not only for its cost effective productivity and size compated to salmon but also because farmed shrimp are omniverous (so no need the insects) and have, unlike salmon, lifted millions out of poverty.

Andale, horale…….

FIS – Worldnews – Effort underway to ‘reposition’ Mexican shrimp in the US market

With shrimp feed quality important to keep production up. 

Prawn aid….an additive process I do declare…

Processing aids versus processing additives in shrimp.

Well processing aids – such as polyphosphate (e451) – is used in whole coldwater prawn to help break down the membrane between shell and meat – but use does not need to be declared.

Contrary to when e451 is used on shrimp meat – with a resultant water pickup and weight gain. Here this is a processing additive – and need to be declared.

Prawnmaster says: Using processing aids and additives are not conducive for producing natural clean deck shrimp…

Russia’s revolutionary “farmed” shrimp producer..

A common refrain by those not in the know is oversizing a shrimp market.

Here it states Russian market is 45,000MT…with 50% domestic.

Really ocean caught needs to be seperated from farmed. Coldwater from warmwater. Then you get to real size of farmed market. Regardless it is not about competing or replacing but should be 100% about expanding markets….