Seafoodnews.com: Thailand Setting the Stage for Permanent and Profitable Shrimp Recovery

Posted:   Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Thailand Setting the Stage for Permanent and Profitable Shrimp Recovery SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton September 22, 2015 © 2015 Seafoodnews.com   The fall in shrimp prices this year has exposed significant differences in how farmers in the major Asian producing countries have reacted to EMS. In a low priced environment, only those farmers who […]

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Federal Agencies Confirm Early Mortality Syndrome Not a Threat To US Shrimp Consumers or Producers

According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the disease responsible for causing massive, widespread mortalities on shrimp farms in China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam does not pose a threat to human health, US wild shrimp stocks or shrimp farms in the US.    Each of the three […]

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Early Mortality Syndrome

Today the Southern Shrimp Alliance sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to raise alarm over the potential effects and spread of a disease currently devastating shrimp farms in southeast Asia. https://www.shrimpalliance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Early-Mortality-Syndrome.pdf Little is known about this disease, described as “Early Mortality Syndrome”, which causes 100 percent mortality in affected shrimp ponds.  Only […]

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