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August 11, 2013


Farm Gate Prices for Vannamei Double


As a result of the EMS/AHPNS epidemic in Southeast Asia, some farm gate shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) prices in Andhra Pradesh, the leading shrimp farming state in India, have doubled.  Anwar Hashim, managing director of Abad Fisheries, said, “The demand from the USA for vannamei shrimp has gone up as the production in Thailand has come down.  The prices have jumped to $6.57 to $8.22 a kilogram for 30-count shrimp, from $3.29 to $4.93 last year.”


L. Satyanarayana, president of the All India Shrimp Hatchery Association, thinks heavy rains in Andhra Pradesh will delay the stocking of ponds in August and September 2013.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  Andhra Pradesh Shrimp Farmers Getting Double Year-Ago Price for Their Vannamei.  Ken Coons (  August 8, 2013.


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