Crustacean catchers fear competition from crustacean farmers. New push for tariffs and duties into US markets.

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2019/07/27/america-considers-retaliating-against-currency-manipulation

Ecuador is a dollar economy so is the problem from India and SE Asia?

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Africa and South East Asia, China, Japan, South Korea and Indian sub continent.

Dutch standards for citrics allow backdoor entry to Europe……for South African produce.

Well you may say – so what has this to do with shrimp? Are the Spanish Citrus farmers correct in highlighting this issue?

Citrics not allowed to enter into Spain if carriers of black spot fungi but this is not checked for by Dutch health inspectors. Alliances of South Africans work with Dutch companies to arrive into EU via Rotterdam where there are lax quality standard and controls.

That same port used to have the only equipment in Europe that could radioactively process reefer container loads of food and effectively sterilize all pathogens. Yes even shrimp and Holland was well know as a clearing house if elsewhere failed. Chemical treatments were common place also in secondary processing facilities.

Hopefully though this has all changed for shrimp with EU laws but seemingly there are different standards at play here so who really knows how this plays out….

….what is known is that EU food imports and DG Santé is an agreed Dutch led area.

Seafood importers and consumers, not China, bear brunt of Trump tariffs | IntraFish

Good for industry. Frozen tilapia too cheap already – regardless the way the business is cut.

Good for global aquaculture. But bearing brunt – what does that really mean… tightening belts?…..a health necessity in some parts of the world….not really a problem then is it…..

Other points:

a) Most US importers of China frozen fish are China funded. Margins are large.

b) Tilapia was too cheap already but a great feed the world fish. Fresh better.

c) Other markets and species can now compete with the China output…..and reprocessing industry.

d) China tilapia all frozen. Trade to Africa growing.

e) Like Vietnam farmed catfish could tilapia protein ever have got so low in production cost to be considered a fishmeal substitute?

e) Local US aquaculture boost

f) Consumers understand that fish is healthy and will still eat their seafood.

https://www.intrafish.com/marketplace/1773809/seafood-importers-and-consumers-not-china-bear-brunt-of-trump-tariffs