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 related material……
Wonder, will or should Hawaiian SPF breeders be allowed into Ecuador? Guess no harm as long as not obliged to use. BUT if they grow faster?
Not to worry the Ecuadorian growout industry already upping the game with local shrimp, bred, like in SE Asia for growth over survival.
What happens when SPF come out of facility – since growout system design is not containment. Is it then genetics. Of course, yes.
Marks & Spencers supermarkets testing DNA in shrimp. Link back to broodstock origin. Means traceability and exclusions and limitations too.
Could lead to some interesting claims.
But, the historic source of Kona Bay exotic Pacific white vannamei strain? Has it been genetically manipulated, enhanced, edited? Or just selected.
Does this project in Ecuador join George Chamberlain, from IAI, and president of GAA (the BAP program) with Jose Villalon, CSR at Nutreco, who managed the rival WWF dialogues (the ASC program).
Macrobio was the hatchery for the Benji Rosales/Caterpillar Ecuador shrimp group operation. However understand the processing and export is now separate from the growout farming. Target quality market headson China.
The hatchery was designed by Dan Lee (BAP GAA) and had HLB setup the algae department. Carol Cozzi, now growing seahorses, the larvae culture. Many notable locals on team still in industry.