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April 27, 2015

China

Hainan Island—Shrimp Farmers Switch to Fish

 

In 2015, on Hainan Island, off the south coast of China, shrimp growth rates have been stunted and mortalities have been high, so many farmers have switched to finfish species like grouper.  In addition, farm-gate prices for shrimp have dropped.

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  Some Hainan Shrimp Farmers Turn to Other Species in Face of Low Prices, Slow Growth.  Translation by Amy Zhong.  April 28, 2015.

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