China Coronavirus – not served with frozen shrimp of course…

News out of China on banning trade in wildlife

How will this affect shrimp industry? Prawnmaster spies China market growth with frozen proven safe farmed shrimp as opposed to wild wet exotic but locally found animal species.

In China crayfish give shrimp serious market consumption.

Yes and these Chinese crayfish are local, exotic, wild caught freshwater crayfish.

Are they in on ban?

China is biggest global producer and exporter of crayfish – all from wild.

Wuhan is centre of the crayfish business. So if now wild animals are banned does that stretch to procamus clarkii?

And, if it does, how will crayfish exports and consumption be affected? Good for marine shrimp?

As for if shrimp are safe or not – anything once frozen is better than wet.

Just cook well, wash hands. Basic HACCP.

More pertinent is are Wuhan/Chinese crayfish safe to eat or potential vector?

Useful in the Nile in Egypt though according to WHO.

But what about….your whole raw Chinese crayfish in Sweden?

Your rte Chinese crayfish and rocket salad in Europe, sandwich outlets?

What exactly is the species list of wild exotic species in China as we now are seeing the regulatory issues.

Tackling white spot and IHHNV – how to interpret strine (Australian).

Careful – Australian industry shut down three years ago. No profits were being made with production survival very low. An increase in production of 3.7 MT/hectare will bring production back to normal levels.

Improving the revenue of Australian shrimp affected by disease, whose production and revenue is zero or negative, is relatively simple when starting from that benchmark.

It DOES not mean that this technology will increase revenue for those already producing shrimp.

Media focus must not be taken out of context..

Indian shrimp production actually increasing in 2019, MPEDA says. The spectre of disease disappears…..

Shows how rapidly shrimp industry can “turn on taps”….and how slow observers are to pickup on signals.

We all saw the same with supposed banking and financial analysts falling off their chairs at GOAL 2019 on Ecuadorian actual production figures.

That said it is brilliant! The spectre of disease disappears. Cowboys out.

Most news media just don’t seem to have their hands on the pulse either, just like the bankers and the regulatory authorities…FAO data always behind as well.

Shrimp MultiPath es una nueva plataforma de evaluación de patógenos establecidos para transformar la producción mundial de camarones…

Will not “transform” global production but a useful tool to support shrimp industries continued growth. While checking on viruses cheaply it will not mean shrimp farmers can relax. Not a silver bullet and look what happened recently with disease in UK imported shrimp PL’s from USA – under SPF paradigm and surely imported with appropriate health certifications……

So shrimp farmers, approach as another service to your business, not unlike micro-encapsulated shrimp larval feed or the implementation of IQF technology in shrimp processing.

Rough start for UK land-based shrimp farm as virus forces cull….sounds more like stress inducing husbandry, handling and logistics followed by clean up……

It says mortality of over 50% on arrival…..sounds like bad handling to prawnmaster. Removing dead is standard practice. Confused with cull?

One does not cull shrimp – a fishy term.

If system is biosecure then no threat of this stress provoked problem reaching outside facility so no need to cull. Just continue growout. Standing at 12% survival currently.

With commercial logistics, systems, feed review.

Three things to note.

So much for biosecurity, OIE and buying from only approved US sources.

Prawnmaster has continuely argued that the US SPF program for vannamei is compromised. Vannamei is not even endemic to that country.

Secondly – why the word “cull”? If there is a risk to a local population then nothing less of total destruction with a zero discharge policy should be in place – but if that were case it would show biosecurity lapse in system. A cull of shrimp in a system is removing dead ones. So with over 50% dying on arrival not really a cull more a clean up is my guess.

Sounds like they need some Prawnmaster advice….

Proper handling and correct feed should do it….and, buying vannamei seed from Europe in future or use 12% survivors as base line for breeding?

Why Thailand shrimp farming imploded….

Everyone says it was disease but actually…….

The Thai government took away the guaranteed minimum price support to shrimp farmers – they had already got into trouble with rice – which featured heavily in Thai politics. This included the Thai government cold-store backstop shrimp strategy.

The Thai government took away the rebate on every reefer container exported. Initially this was to promote exports and investments into shrimp industry.

Shrimp farmers held back on stocking. Shrimp processors and exporters (whom didn’t really get involved in farming), with forward contracts to fill, started looking at importing and/or offshoring into other countries (SE Asia).

In country shrimp experts played the disease card – with vibrio convenient.

It was highlighted earlier on in 2010 to the Thai export industry in GOAL Kuala Lumpur, that Thai shrimp farmers had gained market share by playing a strategy of using unsustainable and non-certified local fishmeal. Things got worse later when news media delved in further and found slave trade involved. Then the chemicals and mangroves….

So since then economics seems to have hampered the Thai regrowth of shrimp farming –

BUT hope is that new technology has helped basically to reformat the strategy with RAS (albeit still exclusion rather than containment) systems being used.

Profiting from shrimp diseases……..yes, that’s what it says..

Flag and discover a disease then wait – to look as to how to profit.

Potentially same procedure for previously undetectable diseases.