Promising to tell you the Prawn, the whole Prawn and nothing but the Prawn…….here I shine a light on global shrimp aquaculture and downstream markets……for those looking in from outside and those inside interested in the wider outside. Food trends, intelligence, tech, regulatory, investment and some fun, way out, or even wacky, shrimp material….
Grand parents from USA or Ecuador? Cannot be USA as non-endemic. Mexico maybe?
Or mix anyway. BUT it does not matter when grown in contained RAS systems.
Its like growing in quarantine to market size.
Genetics starts with a survival of the fittest stress test. Then a growth over survival selection. Then after production energy input is financially balanced to commodity market output in a close-to-market location – then survival and sustainability is required again.
Interestingly makes business sense for New PescaNova to remain only in core wild fishing operations and divest out of shrimp aquaculture.
Not sure here who is confirming or who is denying what…but does sound like a leak…or creative journalism?
Pescanova have the brand market covered for most all seafood in Spain anyway and looking to grow in USA again…what with new CEO appointment.
So while getting into shrimp aquaculture was a useful undertaking back in the day and was facilitated by EU funds, the nature of the global vannamei supply market being commodity driven, the marketing and distribution arms may be supporting a settled complacency in production….with no competive pressure at operational level.
Divesting locally to a dedicated operator that has to compete against others globally may be a better strategy for New Pescanova.