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June 24, 2013

United States

Massachusetts—150 Million Pounds May Be Lost to EMS


Ernie Wayland, executive vice president of USA importer International Marketing Specialists, says that as much as 150 million pounds of shrimp could disappear from world markets this year because of diseases on shrimp farms in Asia.


Wayland, who retires next week after more than 50 years in the shrimp business, said early mortality syndrome (EMS) continues to severely cut production in Thailand and is spreading elsewhere.  He said that USA shrimp inventories were low and customers were reluctant to pay the higher prices caused by the shortage.  He thinks it may be well into next year before markets get straightened out.


Source: Boletín CNA (Ecuador’s Cámara Nacional de Acuacultura).  Editor, Jorge Tejada ( 150 Million Pounds Could Disappear from Global Shrimp Supply This Year.  June 21, 2013.


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