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April 11, 2015


Blue Archipelago Whitespot




Blue Archipelago, owned by Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional, will likely miss a projected production target of 5,000 metric tons in 2015 because one of its farms in Setiu has been hit with whitespot disease.  Its other farm in Kedah continues to deal with early mortality syndrome, like many shrimp farms in Asia, as well as Mexico.  This year the company will probably produce around 4,000 metric tons, well off its target, but still up from last year’s production 3,800 metric tons.


Meantime, the company is seeing prices for the head-on shrimp it sells to Europe, Japan and New Zealand drop about 10% to around $6.20 per kilogram from a year ago.


Source:Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman (  Malaysian Shrimp Farmer Perseveres Despite New White Spot Outbreak.  Matt Whittaker (  April 8, 2015.

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