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Ecuador

August 2017—Cold Weather, PL Shortage

 

Ecuadorean shrimp exports reached record highs in June and July 2017, but production began to slow down in August 2017 because cool nighttime temperatures (21°C, 70°F) restricted shrimp growth and disease problems at shrimp hatcheries in 2016 resulted in a shortage of postlarvae for stocking ponds today.  In addition, Chinese buyers are waiting for more 30/40s to come to market before they begin buying again.  One industry expert estimated that production in August 2017 would be down 20-25% from July 2017.  Markets and production should be back in balance in early September 2017.

 

Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman.  Cold Temperatures, Fewer Larvae Slow Ecuadorean Shrimp Output.  Matilde Mereghetti (matilde.mereghetti@undercurrentnews.com).  August 21, 2017.

 

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