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U.S. shrimp industry an economic profile for policy and regulatory analysts

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Published by National Fisheries Institute], available through NTIS in [Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Fishery processing -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Fishery processing industries -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Shrimp fisheries -- Economic aspects -- United States.

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StatementTeh-Wei Hu, principal investigator, with assistance from Donald R. Whitaker, D. Lynne Kaltreider.
ContributionsHu, Teh-wei., Whitaker, Donald R., Kaltreider, D. Lynne., National Fisheries Institute., United States. National Marine Fisheries Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. in various pagings :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17996152M

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The commercial culture of marine shrimp in tropical areas has grown at a phenomenal rate during the last 10 to 15 years. This book provides a description of principles and practices of shrimp culture at one point in time and documents both historical events and conditions now. It also tries to look into the future.   Shrimp wasn’t always such a fraught industry. As Paul Greenberg notes in his book American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood, less than a century ago, shrimp was little more than a niche foodstuff in America, consumed mostly by fishermen and Chinese immigrants living near the docks of cities like San Francisco and New advances in shelling and freezing technology in the Author: Joshua Schenkkan. The Rise and Decline in US Shrimp Farming, from a Texas Perspective. By Granvil Treece, Treece & Associates The US shrimp farming industry started growing in the late 80s to about 2 million pounds a year then partly as a result of Specific Pathogen Free animals providing disease resistance climbed to a production of almost 6 million pounds in File Size: KB. Alabama Shrimp Industry • Semi-intensive pond production (5 farms, ~ acres) Small compared to catfish (77 farms, 17, acres) • Cost of production (fixed and variable costs): $/lb • Farmers sell shrimp to the public for $$/lb typically count, head on ( count $/lb).

  The U.S. shrimp industry had been in steady decline for the better part of two decades, with the number of commercial fishermen in Louisiana falling by more than 50 percent since the late s, driven out by cheaper product from overseas, processor consolidation, a lack of affordable workers and other market forces.   The shrimp industry is the world’s most valuable marine product that is traded. In , revenues from the farmed shrimp segment of the industry reached $ billion. Production of aquaculture continues to grow at 10% each year, which is one .   With the shrimp disease problems a couple of years ago, there was a lot of interest in domestic shrimp production. But now they have managed the problems, and the prices are not high enough for shrimp farming to look attractive at this point. There are a few U.S. farms producing shrimp. Shrimp farming in the U.S. occurs primarily in Texas but is small compared with total U.S. supply, which mainly comes from wild shrimp harvesting ( million pounds grown in Texas represented 2% of the U.S. domestic production in ). A much larger portion of the total imported shrimp quantity is produced through aquaculture.

Goals / Objectives To continue to work to accelerate the development of a U.S. Shrimp Farming Industry through development of (1) methods for pathogen control; (2) viral resistant genetically selected strains of L. vannamei; (3)biosecure low water use production systems; (4) investigations of Texas shrimp industry to determine the source of continued TSV outbreaks; and (5) Evaluate the.   Americans eat more shrimp than ever before. But a cloud hangs over much of the global industry that produces it, with questions about labor practices and sustainability.   A University of Missouri (MU) professor has invented a shrimp-farming system that not only grows shrimp quickly but also produces zero waste. “No one in the U.S. has yet been able to demonstrate profitability with shrimp. Ninety percent of our shrimp [consumed in the U.S.] comes from Asia,” David Brune, professor of agricultural systems management at the University of Missouri, told.   Accordingly, the business of shrimp is oceanic: I n , the amount of shrimp imported to the United States grew to billion pounds, representing over 1 percent of the nation’s entire.