In 1983 global shrimp aquaculture production was under 100,000 MT.
This was less than 6% of the total 1,700,000 MT fished shrimp globally.
Captured fisheries globally stood at 75,000,000 MT but growth had slowed from the 6% annual of the two prior decades to 2 % annually. Ecuador was producing and exporting around 35,000 MT farmed shrimp in 1983.
To put it in perspective total global farmed salmon was at 24,500 MT in 1983.