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November 26, 2014

China

Cold Weather Forces Harvest

 

During the first week of November 2014, a mass of cold air dropped temperatures all over China.  Consequently, shrimp farmers, fearing that the low temperatures would lead to disease problems in their ponds, sold large quantities of shrimp.  With the limited market demand, shrimp prices dropped.

 

Many farmers have been occupied with building greenhouses so then can continue to produce shrimp over the winter.  It is estimated that there will be an increase of over 50% in the number of farmers building greenhouses, compared to last year.

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  Early Influx of Cold Weather Floods Local Shrimp Markets in China, as Farmers Rush to Harvest Ponds.  Translation by Amy Zhong.  November 24, 2014.

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