Whiteleg Shrimp Surpassed Black Tiger Shrimp Exports for First Time in Vietnam’s History

The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers recently announced that their Whiteleg shrimp exports for the first 9 months of 2013 surpassed those of high demand Black Tiger shrimp exports by over $7 million. From January through mid-September Whiteleg shrimp accounted for over half of Vietnam’s total shrimp sales, and the country harvested over 106,496 metric tons of this delicious commodity.

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Image courtesy www.seafood.vasep.com.

Whiteleg shrimp exports have been particularly in demand by Japanese and United States consumers. U.S. imports of Whiteleg shrimp have practically doubled since 2012, increasing from 37% to over 66% in the first ¾ of this year. Increased demand for Whiteleg shrimp within the U.S. and global market is particularly exciting for Florida Organic Aquaculture as we are already in production of locally grown, healthy, organic Whiteleg shrimp in our pack-house raceways, and will soon begin construction on the full-size raceways in our first production building.

To learn more about the increased demand for Vietnam’s Whiteleg shrimp exports, view the article at http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?l=e&country=0&special=&monthyear=&day=&id=64322&ndb=1&df=0.