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May 30, 2015

Japan

Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) Gets into Shrimp Farming

 

Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (Nissui), one of the largest fishing and marine products companies in Japan with annual sales over $5 billion, plans to launch a $3.2 million, land-based, biofloc, shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) farm on the southern island of Kyushu.

 

At present, most of the shrimp consumed in Japan is previously frozen and imported.  Retail prices at supermarkets and other sales outlets average $16 a kilogram, around $8.00 a pound.  Nissui estimates that the price of domestically farmed shrimp will be more than double that of imported shrimp, but because its shrimp will be marketed fresh, it thinks it will be able to get the higher prices, especially from restaurants and sushi shops.

 

Small and medium-scale companies in other areas of Japan have been looking at getting into P. vannamei farming, and industry observers believe that Nissui’s move will encourage others to get into the shrimp farming business.

 

Information: Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (Nissui).

 

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com).  Nissui to Make Full-Scale Entry Into Land-Based Shrimp Farming in a Bid to Ensure Stable Supply.  May 29, 2015.

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