SeaFood Business

JUN 2014

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Top S pecies Visit us online at June 2014 SeaFood Business 29 from EMS." Te economic recovery in markets will also be a factor, adds Lopez-Sors Alonso, and should help maintain favor- able prices as demand for shrimp improves. Contributing Editor Joanne Friedrick lives in Portland, Maine from Ecuador, Indonesia and India. Farmed whites from Mexico were slightly higher, at $9 for 16/20s. Rabobank's Nikolik says global shrimp prices have contracted somewhat in the frst quarter of this year rela- tive to the fourth quarter of 2013. "We expected a stron- ger price correction due to a shift in demand," he says and was surprised to see relatively high prices continuing. "Consequently, we ex- pect shrimp prices to come down during the summer," he adds, "but as always, the shrimp market remains very hard to predict." Not EMS, but white spot National Prawn Co. in Saudi Arabia, which recently changed its name to National Aquaculture Group, hasn't been impacted by EMS, but did struggle with another shrimp disease — white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) — that impacted its Red Sea shrimp, Penaeus indicus. Pedro Lopez-Sors Alonso, GM marketing and com- munications, says after three years of problems with WSSV, "our farms are now back in production and we are hopeful that we can sup- ply volumes to overseas mar- kets that are still coping with the supply issues from EMS- afected countries." Lopez-Sors Alonso says the company is strengthen- ing its market position so it can maintain any ground it has gained. Te company currently supplies buyers in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States, he says. "De- pending on the specifc mar- ket, we are selling to many diferent types of customers, from seafood importers and distributors to supermarkets." To address the WSSV is- sue, he says the company changed from Penaeus indicus to Penaeus vannamei, "which allowed us access to commer- cially available SPF (specifc pathogen free) broodstock." Additionally, he says, "we consulted with many industry experts who had experience with previous WSSV out- breaks in both Asia and Latin America and deployed many of their recommendations in our grow-out operations." Te company also designed a strong biosecurity program and diversifed into other products to ensure its future, says Lopez-Sors Alonso. Looking at the larger pic- ture, he says, the farmed shrimp market will remain undersupplied "as the global aquaculture community continues its work to bet- ter understand and recover Peel all these styles with a Jonsson Peeler Jonsson's Model 41 makes machine peeling more cost-effective than ever. Once the shrimp are placed in the machine, the rest of the process is completely automatic. Model 41 individually and gently peels any shrimp 10 to 90 count in all the styles shown above — perfectly! It lets you serve more appetizing dishes because precise, automatic operation assures superb uniformity. Less handling means shrimp stay fresher. 10 times faster than hand peeling, the Model 41 helps you meet peak demands, while cutting labor costs. Completely self-c ontained, it's easy to clean and rolls out of the way after use. Contact us today for all the cost-saving facts and start peeling smarter! 13822 LAUREL DRIVE LAKE FOREST, IL 60045 PHONE 847.247.4200 FAX 847.247.4272 WEB E MAIL 26-29 top species june sfb.indd 29 5/15/14 10:25 AM

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