UK Sykes Seafood to acquire Dutch shrimp business Klaas Puul – AngloDutch food trade relationships as strong as ever…

The Tangiers, Morocco, operation being value addition and hand peeling?

Prawnmaster was under the impression from IDH Shrimp Tails reporting that these logistics practices had stopped in Holland with the automatic peelers with processing aids for locally caught brown shrimp.

Việt Nam to promote shrimp exports to EU next year – hopefully of the Black Tiger variety…

Only able to export shrimp to EU if farms are EU approved and certified – what is all that about?

I would recommend that EU holds Vietnam farmed omnivorous vannamei shrimp to same import duties (tax rate) as all other countries for a non endemic commodity grown vannamei.

I would recommend only zero duty rate for vannamei shrimp from countries where vannamei shrimp is endemic.

Of course farmed carnivorous Black Tiger (Monodon shrimp) – is native to Vietnam so should get zero duty on that shrimp into EU. Great market opportunity. Focus commodity vannamei USA and larger BT mondon to EU and Japan. India is already strong in EU/UK.

Otherwise we will start seeing market distortions what with Europe being the world’s largest consumer.

BTW….the 0% duty rate offered on farmed shrimp from Vietnam into EU was said to be a trade off for better IUU fishing compliance, regulation implementation and general crackdown on illicit practices disallowed in EU – and by extension their long value chain. But used now to spurn Vietnamese to battle India in the Shrimp Wars.

Linking diseases to investor fears……

Harnessing big data to fight shrimp diseases and allay investor fears…..

First drum up the fear to apply apparent solution.

Solution being good husbandry, quality input products, no anti-biotics.

Overblown in relation to target farmer audience….and end consumers……however sustainability at all levels of industry wellcome.

Prawnmaster wishes narrative moves on from disease (to more pressing problems). Quality assurance and regulatory compliance.

Oh, and growing demand.

Boston Seafood Show 2020 – turns away alt, fake or non seafood….

Well of course – you won’t find chicken, beef or dairy promoted at Boston Seafood Show either now would you…….as expected and crying foul will not help.

Lucrative China shrimp business is in developing local downstream shrimp markets not in increasing global production…….

Was it not just easier for Evergreen to get an exclusive supply contract for 60,000 MT of shrimp out of NAQUA in Saudi and fund the opex?

....anyway going downstream is where the bigger margins are in commodity vannamei.

Shrimp industry exporting to China merits a move away from US technology for penetration and long term success…

3 5 2 law in China. Will mean linkages on import, trade and suchlike will have to align.

Add in a US/China trade war and a long term distance sourcing China strategy.

No doubt China will also be looking to develop it’s own shrimp certification, source traceability and food safety systems.

US developed certifications, IBM Foodtrust and even US equipment may not be the most welcome for business continuity and trade into China.

Different technology will need to be offered. Or at least a bolt on overlay.