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Bio-Floc Group Established

At "Aquaculture America 2006", the recent (February 2006) World Aquaculture Society Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, the Aquaculture Engineering Society (http://www.aesweb.org/starter.htm) sponsored a special session on microbial controlled ponds. At the end of the session, Dr. George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (http://www.gaalliance.org), helped form a working group to facilitate communications among those interested in this technology.

The working group consists of:

Yoram Avnimelech, Chairman (agyoram@tx.technion.ac.il)
Lytha Conquest, Secretary (lconquest@oceanicinstitute.org)
Shaun Moss (smoss@oceanicinstitute.org)
Rod McNeil (mcneilrj@digisys.net)
Michael Mogollon (jmogollon@aol.com)
Marc Verdegem (marc.verdegem@wur.nl)
Greg Boardman (gboard@vt.edu)

Information: Dr. Yoram Avnimelech, Professor (Emeritus), Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Haifa, 32000 Israel (phone 972 (0)3 7522406, fax 972 (0)3 6131669, email agyoram@tx.technion.ac.il).

Sources: 1. Email to Shrimp News International from Yoram Avnimelech on March 14, 2006. 2. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, March 14, 2006. 3. Email to Shrimp News International from Yoram Avnimelech on February 27, 2006.




Country Reports

Ecuador
Dear Colleagues

I am due to visit Chile and Ecuador on a Winston Churchill Traveling Fellowship in August and September 2006. My fellowship is designed to improve collaboration between researchers and industry in South America and the United Kingdom, and I am keen to hear from colleagues in Ecuador (and other countries in SA) who have an interest in the following:

1. Invertebrate culture and disease (particularly crustaceans)
2. Biomarkers and fish/shellfish health (for example, in relation to contamination)
3. Ecosystem level (integrated) studies that incorporate aquatic animal health

Information: Dr. Grant D. Stentiford, Pathology and Parasitology Team, CEFAS Weymouth Laboratory, Weymouth Dorset DT4 8UB, United Kingdom (phone 44 (0)1305 206722, fax 44 (0)1305 206601, email g.d.stentiford@cefas.co.uk).

Source: The Crust-L Mailing list (To subscribe, send an email to LISTPROC@VIMS.EDU. In the body of the email, put SUBSCRIBE CRUST-L). Subject: [CRUST-L:1713] Visit to Chile and Ecuador--2006. From: Grant Stentiford (g.d.stentiford@cefas.co.uk). March 9, 2006.


Ecuador
La Niña

La Niña conditions are expected to continue for the next three to six months.

Heavy rains, usually not associated with La Niña conditions, occurred in some portions of Ecuador and northern Peru during February. Heavy rains, accompanied by a brief warming of coastal waters, have been observed during previous La Niñas, in 1999, 2000 and 2001, for example.

During February, above average precipitation was observed over portions of Indonesia, the Philippines and along the South Pacific Convergence Zone (Western Pacific to French Polynesia).

Expect wetter than normal conditions to prevail over northern Indonesia, the Philippines and Hawaii during the next three months.

To receive notification of El Niño/La Niña conditions, send an email to ncep.list.enso-update@noaa.gov.

Source: Climate Prediction Center (USDC/NOAA). El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Diagnostic Discussion (http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/index.html). March 9, 2006.


India
Freshwater Prawns

Prawn farming (Macrobrachium sp.) picks up in the states of Punjab and Haryana. Farmers in Punjab produce 5.4 tons per hectare, those in Haryana 4.5 tons per hectare. In Haryana, 40,000 families depend on prawn farming for their livelihoods, and 10,000 ponds have been constructed, 80 percent of them operational. About 700 hectares of prawn farms exist in Punjab. Haryana has a marketing advantage over Punjab because it's close to Delhi, where it sells 90% of its production. Farmers in the two states have decided to polyculture fish in their prawn ponds and to follow the April to October prawn season with a crop of fish. Senior government officials said a farmer could earn about $1,000 per hectare per year from prawn farming, compared to $383 per hectare from wheat or rice.

Source: Business Standard (India's leading business daily). Can prawn give wheat a run for its money in Punjab? (http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage.php?storyflag=y&leftnm=lmnu2&leftindx=2&lselect=1&chklogin=N&autono=217384#). Komal Amit Gera. March 4, 2006.


India
Andhra Pradesh

In its 2005 fiscal year (March 1, 2005, to February 28, 2006) the state of Andhra Pradesh produced a record shrimp harvest, approximately 105,000 to 108,000 metric tons of whole animals, up from last year's production of 93,000 metric tons. The state has 30,000 shrimp farmers utilizing 70,000 hectares of ponds.

The districts producing the most shrimp were East Godavari, West Godavari, Nellore, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam.

During the 2005 fiscal year, 5,828 tons of shrimp were lost due to cyclones and other reasons.

Domestic consumption of shrimp has gone up by 5 to 7 percent during the last three-and-a-half years.

Source: Business Standard (India's leading business daily). Record shrimp harvest in Andhra (http://www.business-standard.com/smartinvestor/storypage.php?leftnm=lmnu6&leftindx=6&lselect=10&chklogin=N&autono=217516#). Chandrasekhar. March 7, 2006.


Indonesia
Transshipments

According to Freddy Numberi, Indonesia's Fisheries and Maritime Minister, seven Indonesian companies are suspected of re-exported Chinese shrimp to the United States. Freddy refused to name the companies, saying investigations were still under way, but he promised tough measures, including revoking licenses, if the allegations against the companies were confirmed. He said the companies had been banned from exporting shrimps to the United States until the allegations were resolved.

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service). Seven Indonesian companies under investigation for transshipping Chinese shrimp to U.S. Ken Coons. Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com). March 6, 2006.


Panama
Farm For Sale or Rent...Room to Let for Partner

Los Santos Province, 250 kilometers from Panama City
Twenty-three ponds, 4,000 square meters each
Intensive and biosecure
Paddlewheel aeration
Average yield of 18,000 pounds per hectare per crop
Never hit by whitespot
Room for 23 more ponds
House, storeroom, office building
A lovely place, will partner

Source: The Shrimp List (a mailing list for shrimp farmers, "shrimp-subscribe@yahoogroups.com"). Subject: [shrimp] Intensive shrimp farm for lease/partnership/sell. From: Manuel Grillo (shrimpman19@yahoo.com). March 4, 2006.


Thailand
Feeds

Thailand produced 340,000 tons of shrimp in 2005 and expects to produce 330,000 tons in 2006.

The country has 31 shrimp feed mills and 18 mills that produce fish and shrimp feed. The Department of Fisheries realizes the importance of GMP (good management practices) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) standards. It has accredited six aquatic feed mills according to GMP standards and three according to HACCP standards. Six aquatic feed mills (three for GMP and three for HACCP standards) await accreditation.

Source: FishUpdate.com (Special Publications, publishers of European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today and the Fish Industry Yearbook). Thailand: Volume of aquafeed increasing in response to growth in aquaculture (http://www.fishupdate.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/4019/Thailand:_Volume_of_aquafeed_increasing_in_response_to_growth_in_aquaculture.html). March 8, 2006.


Thailand
Double Taxation on Shrimp

On March 8, 2006, more than 100 shrimp farmers from southern Thailand traveled to Bangkok to deliver an open letter to the USA embassy demanding that President George Bush stop burdening them with unfair import taxes. Ekapoj Yodpinit, president of the Surat Thani Shrimp Farmers' Club, and Pokkrong Kerdsuk, president of the Krabi Shrimp Farmers' Club, led the group in demanding fair treatment from the USA government. They said the USA government has resorted to double taxation on shrimp shipments from Thailand by imposing dumping duties and requiring 100% collateralized, continuous surety bonds (http://www.shrimpnews.com/SacktonJohn.html). Ekapoj said the bonding requirement, set by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency, runs counter to World Trade Organization rules.

Source: ThaiDay. Shrimpers demand a fair deal from US (http://www.manager.co.th/IHT/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9490000032238). March 9, 2006.


Thailand
Shrimp Health Management Workshop

Alltech (http://www.alltech.com), which markets shrimp feed supplements, and the Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA, http://www.enaca.org/) will hold the next Shrimp Health Management Training Workshop on July 24 to 29, 2006, in Thailand. First come, first served. Last year, the workshop ran for five-and-a-half days, which included three-and-a-half days of classes and two days at a shrimp farm. It was fully booked with 50 participants. The cost is $550, which covers the registration fee, instructional materials and accommodations during the field trip. For information on accommodations in Bangkok and registration details, email shrimp-school@alltech.com.

Source: Aquafeed.com (The FREE E-zine for aquafeed professionals, http://www.aquafeed.com). Alltech and NACA announce dates of 2006 Shrimp Health Management Training Workshop. Editor, Suzi Fraser (email editor@aquafeed.com). Issue 6, Volume 6, March 9, 2006.


United States
Florida-OceanBoy Farms

OceanBoy Farms, the only producer of organic shrimp in the USA, unveiled three new shrimp products at the International Boston Seafood Show (March 12 to 14, 2006): Heart Smart Organic Shrimp, Sushi Grade Organic Shrimp (head-on) and Fresh Organic Shrimp.

Heart Smart shrimp is lower in cholesterol and higher in omega-3s and omega-6s and vitamins A and E than traditional shrimp.

Sushi Grade shrimp meets the strict Japanese microbiological standards for raw shrimp and will be sold in Japan and the USA. It can be shipped fresh within 24 hours of harvest anywhere in the USA from July through November, or frozen in the off-season.

Fresh shrimp can be shipped within 24 hours of harvest to anywhere in the USA from July through November.

In response to the overwhelming restaurant demand for larger sustainable shrimp, OceanBoy Farms has found a partner in southern Texas, which will allow it to also offer fresh Texas white shrimp.

OceanBoy Farms' shrimp is free of antibiotics, preservatives, hormones and chemicals. With an inland location of over 2,500 acres, OceanBoy is a zero discharge farm that does not pollute or have any negative impact on the ocean. Information: visit www.oceanboyfarms.com.

Source: Email from Aquaculture Magazine (http://www.aquaculturemag.com) announcing its March 2006 issue. Aquaculture E-Newsletter--March Issue (newsletter@aquaculturemag.com). OceanBoy Farms to Debut Health-Conscious Products at Boston Seafood Show. March 9, 2006.


United States
Massachusetts-Aqua Bounty Technologies

On March 15, 2006, Aqua Bounty Technologies, Inc., which sells therapeutics, diagnostic tools and health management products to shrimp farmers, announced that it had successfully raised more than $30 million through a stock offering. The shares will begin trading on AIM (operated by the London Stock Exchange) on March 20, 2006, under the symbol "ABTX". Aqua Bounty also produces fast growing strains of fish.

Aqua Bounty will use the proceeds of the offering for product development and additional launches of its lead product, Shrimp IMS, an immune stimulant that has been shown to significantly increase the survival of farmed shrimp. Initially marketed in Mexico, Shrimp IMS has led to an increase in sales for its Mexican distributor and a return on investment of up to $2.5 for every dollar spent on the product by the farmers. The company intends to increase its sales of Shrimp IMS in Mexico and Ecuador (where it was launched in 2006) before expanding into other key markets in Central and South America and then into Asia in 2007. It also plans to launch VPX, an effective viral blocker and preventative control against whitespot, in 2007.

Information: Henry Clifford, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Aqua Bounty Technologies, Inc., 8355 Aero Drive, Lab 17, San Diego, CA 92123 USA (phone 858-467-6675, fax 858-467-6571, email hclifford@aquabounty.com).

Sources: 1. Aqua Bounty Technologies. News release. March 15, 2006. 2. Email to Shrimp News International from Henry Clifford on March 15, 2006.


United States
Washington, DC--The Food and Drug Administration

In 2006, the USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will examine 950 samples of imported seafood for antibiotics. Chloramphenicol, fluoroquinolone, nitrofurans, oxytetracyline and malachite green will top the list. Last year, the FDA inspected 536 samples of seafood from 15 countries and found seven prohibited substances. All the samples tested negative for fluoroquinolone, nitrofurans and oxytetracyline.

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service). Vietnam says it expects more relaxed shrimp inspections from FDA this year, plans more traceability. Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com). February 14, 2006.


Vietnam
Promoting and Tracking

The Ministry of Fisheries has approved funding for a 2006-2010 exports promotion campaign that will concentrate on building trademarks for Vietnamese farmed shrimp exported to the USA and Japan.

Nguyen Thi Hong Minh, Deputy Minister of Fisheries, said that Vietnam is determined to establish a traceability system for its farmed shrimp.

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service). Vietnam says it expects more relaxed shrimp inspections from FDA this year, plans more traceability. Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com). February 14, 2006.


Vietnam
New Shrimp Farm Project

Vietnam's Fisheries Ministry will invest $4.9 million in an irrigation system to channel freshwater from Ba Lai Lake to the Binh Dai District of southern Ben Tre Province for a project to raise black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon). The project will begin shortly and is scheduled for completion in 2009.

Source: Seafood.com (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service). Vietnam invests US$4.9 million in new shrimp farming project. Ken Coons. Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 781-861-1441, email jsackton@seafood.com). February 14, 2006.


Vietnam
Shrimp Shortage Continues

Seafood processors in the Mekong Delta continue to report shortages of shrimp. Some farmers did not stock their ponds over the risky winter season, instead deciding to refurbish their ponds for the first crop in the spring. Farms that did stock experienced large-scale losses at some ponds.

Prices at local markets rose by $1.25 to $1.89 per kilogram--to $10.69 a kilogram for large shrimp, to $9.43 a kilogram for medium-sized shrimp, and to $6.29 a kilogram for small shrimp.

Nguyen Van Kich, director of Can Tho Export Seafood Processing Enterprise (CAFATEX), said most processors in Can Tho Province now operate at 40-50% of capacity. The Fisheries Ministry recently reported 21 processors in the province with a combined capacity of over 100,000 tons a year. Many processors said they declined orders because of the shortages.

To address the situation, some seafood exporters in the Mekong Delta are temporarily importing raw shrimp from India and China to meet contractual obligations. Do Ngoc Tai, deputy director of the Kim Anh Seafood Processing Company, emphasized the move was only a temporary solution, saying by mid-March and early April the region would be harvesting another crop.

 Source: Vietnam Net Bridge (Viet News Service, a State-owned enterprise under the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Corporation). Export processors face shrimp shortage (http://english.vietnamnet.vn/service/printversion.vnn?article_id=772379). March 8, 2006.


Just for Fun
Check Out These Quickie Videos

Here are a couple of links to shrimp videos that I found at Google Video. The first one is two minutes, the second, 16 seconds.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5120431690377390333&q=shrimp

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6027577313402512279&q=shrimp

Source: Google Video. March 11, 2006.

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