Tuesday, July 22, 2014

22/07/2014: Philippines failure in shrimp might give hope for future

The Philippines has failed to seize big market opportunities in shrimp with flat production since the 1990s at around 50,000 tonnes while Thailand and Indonesia are producing around 500,000 tonnes from about the same level as Philippines’ three decades ago. 
Mind you lessons can be learnt from Thailand’s issues.

Failure to supply needed fry, particularly for tiger prawn or sugpo, contributed to a low production in the country in the first quarter of the year.

“The production decline experienced by operators in Zamboanga Peninsula was attributed to limited supply of fry, high mortality rate, and white spot syndrome,” according to Santeh Feeds Corp. President Phillip Ong.

Read more HERE

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