Nothing changed in global Prawn – shrimp market will hinge on China, US foodservice…

It’s always been thus!

BUT – what is of note but not shown in the headlines is the ability to turn on/off the shrimp production taps to market. Flexibility on demand with white shrimp. Big difference to slow salmon protein.

No headline mention by Rabobank of increase in Chinese white shrimp aquaculture for 2021. The real driver metric to watch perhaps?

China accounted once for 60% of global shrimp farming production and this can have serious blowback to countries like Ecuador who, once again, turn to US foodservice value added regional markets instead of the smaller heads on flow to Europe/China.

Europe is ambivalent. Japan likes it big…..and convenient.

Choose your market.

Media touts “game changer”……prawn have seen similar advances.

Remember BP Nutrition testing protein K made from North Sea Oil. They were also into Black Tiger farming back in the 1980’s. BP Nutrition became Nutreco.

But not a game changer technology.

Now BP Ventures have arisen to invest in protein from methane gas. Calysta are already on the market for several years now.

Very good to see but not a “game changer” for aquaculture.

Interesting equivalence of FeedKind production to replace (fishmeal from) wild caught fish by a factor of 3 can be, but is not, explained as, the dehydration going from wet fish to a dry fishmeal.

Prawn turnaround – just add salt…?

Can this be turned around and used to grow marine shrimp instead of freshwater prawns?

Undercurrent reporting claim fraud…