Intrafish – sorry poor mainstream seafood headline news – journo’s lack of business nous…

A win for seafood does not come off the back of the missfortunes of others.

The shrimp aquaculture industry does not support statements made like this one in Intrafish yesterday.

https://www.intrafish.com/marketplace/1842438/rabobank-asian-swine-fever-could-be-a-win-for-seafood

Reading the Rabobank report there is no mention at all of other proteins ‘winning’ out on this. They say clearly losses from ASF to lift “all protein boats”.

We, and the hundreds of thousands of shrimp farmers on the planet, would like to express our condolences and support to fellow farmers for what is currently happening with ASF.

Our shrimp industry has passed through three similar viral episodes over past three decades.

Intrafish journalists – please be a bit more professional on reporting sensitive issues and while we understand your close ties to a consolidated, concentrated (under investigation for price fixing) salmon fish sector, the seafood sector and farming sector has a far larger remit.

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Prawnmaster on Guardian UK Prawn article – EJF needs a serious reimagination on shrimp.

Yes a remake of Home Alone, amongst other films, are in the works at Disney.

Re-imagination seems to be flavour of the year.

Sadly the story for shrimp is not being reimagined at all with the same old myths being dug up and used over and over again.

Yes EJF.

Don’t have time or energy to go through this article and point out the factual error assumptions – yet again.

This is regurgitated fake blame/manipulated data – nothing “New” or newsworthy.

Only question for UK shrimp farmer – is it ethical to bring in and grow exotic shrimp from the US even from where it is not even endemic and what with the UK a signatory to the Rio Treaty (CBD)?

Is this not a GMO vannamei Pacific shrimp if from a USA breeding program and also an exotic to the US.

Why get your seed from the US? Apart from the UNOIE/EU live shrimp for culture trade law requirement.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/07/farmer-produces-ethical-king-prawns-in-a-lincolnshire-field

Whats driving the trend in aquafeed opportunities…

All well and good but dispute the statement that “feed is the limiting issue in how this industry grows“…

https://www.aquaculturealliance.org/advocate/aquafeed-opportunity-attracts-pioneers-from-fields-afar/

Aquaculture, at least for marine shrimp, has always been about how quickly a disruptive industry can grow. Disruptive to traditional fisheries of course.

An industry that started out on a marine chicken pelleted feed, domesticated the first omniverous crustacean and leads globally in seafood protein space with continuous improvement on aquaculture technology and supply chain together with continued y-o-y growth above all other food production systems is not limited by the raw material feed input.

Feed is of concern as a sub sector but not for how to grow this industry.

Shrimp aquaculture is a non peaked resource with major limiting issue in growth of industry being perception and growth in markets. Its a demand thing.

Shrimp project in Qatar…..

Here is information

GCC market is relatively small with Iran, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh all growing industries on doorstep.

Not to mention projects in KSA and Oman. Egypt also ramping up.

Qatar would export to where? Europe would put in tariffs if subsidies involved.

If monodon may stand chance (with renewed interest from Japan) but intensive RAS monodon is very much experimental and producing commodity vannamei is a challenge in market.

Great for team of consultants but begs question if this is about raising money/selling technology or raising shrimp? If it is raising shrimp what is happening with Global Blue project in Texas? Texas not big enough? If profitable hope it is expanding to grow more shrimp.

Who remembers the $150m caviar/sturgeon operation in Abu Dhabi. Great for German consultancy and made team very wealthy but will never make a profit to pay back Capex.

Neural sleep patterns emerged at least 450 million years ago | News Center | Stanford Medicine

….do shrimp sleep also?

http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2019/07/neural-sleep-patterns-emerged-at-least-450-million-years-ago.html

Ocean Swimming Alters Skin Microbiome….

….especially when swimming with shrimp being harvested…..

…those pesky tropical vibrios.

Does this mean I could dose my pool to alter my skin microbiome? In a positive healthy fashion? Healthy swimming in a Spa? Mud baths and all lablab…

https://www.asm.org/Press-Releases/2019/June/Ocean-Swimming-Alters-Skin-Microbiome,-Increasing