New Scientific Paper Shows Seafood Consumption Critical for Brain Development • Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Makes sense but is the effect compounded over generation one wonders?

More reasons to keep eating shrimp.

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Cooking Food Alters the Microbiome | UC San Francisco

Surprised that this is an area only recently being studied.

Stay off the raw prawn is what your microbiome is probably telling you…..uncooked possibly loaded with vibrio.

https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2019/09/415511/cooking-food-alters-microbiome

Worm burgers are vegetarian – so says BBC News video clip…

Panorama on BBC1

The best take out from the Panorama documentary this last evening was the suggestion that all food should have mandatory environmental labelling.

Meat and dairy industry got a beating.

Alternative, of course, is to eat low impact shrimp……….they are just marine bugs and a transition food to insects.

No need for the burger meat replacement bit.

Risk and reward: Rabobank’s projections for the shrimp sector | The Fish Site

All over the place..

…….”current producers will need to embrace new technologies and production techniques to survive.. ”

Maybe those entering yes but RAS technology not proven yet to any scale and sustainability yet! Hence yes, be wary investors.

According to Rabobank’s analysis, shrimp aquaculture is defined by two competing forces – disease and technology.

Not at all! With fast t/o, ability to ramp up production and frozen shelf life of 18 months markets define stocking densities or other species used. Or change business. In markets if prices go too high consumers eat chicken.

“Shifting trade patterns” – Vietnam as halfway house for value addition? Real reason why Thailand industry collapsed? Ecuador has always been a major producer.

In fact, trading shrimp globally for over 10 years Prawnmaster can emphatically state that where Ecuadorian vannamei prices went Thailands (and rest of SE Asia) prices would follow….

Cannot see any mega price correction either currently.

Finally the author suggests intensification as way forward but also says “Genetic advancement will also allow shrimp farmers to embrace extensive production.

Talk about covering all odds….

Guess thats what analysts do but for life of me cannot see any insights other than what is already out there and, furthermore, no clear guidance for investors except risky and profitable long term – so new entrants be aware.

Shrimp industry is not that requiring of investors who do not want to go all the way. Those wanting to dip toes could get burnt.

Prawnmaster Sunday prawn cookup.

Prawnmaster did not study Marine Biology unlike most of his UK contemporaries who went into shrimp hatcheries.

Prawnmaster is a soil scientist and oceanographer – specialized in delta formations and siliclastic shorelines.

Estuaries and beaches land/ocean interfaces. Yes coastal areas, beaches, surfing…

He initially went into shrimp farming from an environmental perspective studying the relationships of soils, mangroves, water quality, feed and feeding habits for shrimp in their natural and pond habitats.

Prawnmasters first work in shrimp farms in 1983 was bottom pond soil analyses (chemical, physical, biological), pond water quality parameter development for shrimp pond waters and algal/fertiizer relationship trials – all at commercial level

Undoubtedly the academic expert on this is Dr. Claude Boyd. Boyd started out on water quality in catfish farms in the US and in 1980’s developed paddlewheels for aeration for fish. It was in the 1990’s that he moved also into shrimp aquaculture and, started not only looking at water qualities but also soil/pond bottoms – a different scenario with shrimp of course, being benthic, detritus feeders unlike many fish.