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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.

Quantum teleportation and multi-photon entanglement in carbon life forms…shrimp to farmer.

Good husbandry means a bit of quantum entanglement with your charges.

Of course they will feel whether or not you can.

Chip-to-chip quantum teleportation and multi-photon entanglement in silicon

Pilot shrimp farm fails despite best efforts….

So pre-pilot technology not well enough piloted or was it all hype?

Another one bites the dust.

Three comments here:

Addison Lawrence was not a commercial shrimp farmer but a University professor – so while easy to grow shrimp in laboratory small scale with top heavy labour relative to cost output – not necessarily a scale-able technology. Thought his patent was for stacked tanks – perhaps project would work if it were not for…

….Biofloc – dominate and manage a culture to culture the shrimp…hmmm. Tricky – which is why clearwater may be a better RAS method (automated) and more cost effective. Nust managing bioflic one is not managing shrimp culture and by the time one looks at shrimp….woooosh…too late.

All shrimp viruses can be managed with good husbandry and that means feed and water quality.

Having a system in quarantine should mean that one can carry receiving seed and growing the shrimp out in commercial production. If quarantine and contained no risk then is there! So only sufferance will be if poor husbandry and poor shrimp performance. It becomes a commercial problem. Just that biofloc does not work with RAS.

Importance of marketing and appropriate sales must not be underestimated – its not just growing at good production cost but also selling at good enough price.

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.

IDH – aquaculture analysts defined…Indonesia 2018 report.

Definition of (shrimp) aquaculture.

Semi-intensive in shrimp farming is with additional feed and with pumping. Here Bob explains.

IDH could do with some clarity in their work.

Go here to see IDH definition….download investment guideline Indonesia