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July 9, 2015


Shrimp Feed Industry


With the introduction of Penaeus vannamei farming, shrimp production in India is growing at the rate of 16 percent a year.  Feed demand from shrimp and freshwater prawn farming is around one million metric tons a year.  India currently has 13 shrimp feed mills with a production capacity of 1.33 million tons.


India, the USA, China and Brazil are the leading aquafeed producers in the world.  The Asia Pacific region is the largest market for aquafeed, consuming over 70 percent of world production.


Source: ASAEN Seafood.  India’s Aqua Feed Demand to Touch 7 Million by 2017-18.  July 8, 2015.

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