Thailand's shrimp output seen recovering to 250,000 - 300,000 tons in 2015
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Reuters] By Khettiya Jittapong and Manunphattr Dhanananphorn - December 18, 2014 -
BANGKOK, Thailand's shrimp output is expected to recover to between 250,000 tonnes and 300,000 tonnes in 2015, four years after the sector was hit by the disease of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), industry bodies said on Thursday.
Thailand, once the world's top shrimp exporter, has seen its share of the world market drop to 10 percent against 30 percent to 40 percent in 2012.
"2014 should be the lowest in the industry," Suraphol Pratuangtum, president of the Thai Marine Shrimp Farmers Association told reporters on Thursday.
"The situation will improve in 2015, as shrimp farmers adopt several strategies to cope with the disease...Full Story »