Shrimp is one of the most popular types of seafood in the world. Approximately 5 million metric tons of shrimp are produced annually. Shrimp farms are being created throughout the world to help meet the demand for shrimp.
Shrimp aquaculture, which increased nine fold during the 1990s and is one of the fastest growing forms of aquaculture, now accounts for one-third of the shrimp produced globally. Most shrimp aquaculture occurs in China, followed by Thailand, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Brazil, Ecuador and Bangladesh.
The majority of farmed shrimp is imported to the United States, European Union and Japan.
Black Tiger and Vannamei
Among the most common types of shrimp that we trade are Black Tiger and Vannamei.
Black Tiger (Penaeus monodon) is the most widely cultured prawn species in the world, although it is gradually losing ground to Vannamei (Litopenaeus vannamei) also known as whiteleg shrimp or Pacific white shrimp.
Planets Pride strive to use only certified suppliers. Our main supplier of shrimp has the largest and most modern facility in Vietnam.
All their activities are operated in accordance with modern management programs and they have committed to apply to: HACCP U.S FDA, GMP, SSOP, ISO 22000, BRC Global Food, Global Trust, ACC *** and Global GAP.
In addition, our supplier has always focused on development of human resources and consider those are internal resources and are the key to success. They have so far trained a strong labor force with more than 10,000 skilled workers and over 500 technical staff.
has 90,000 square kilometres of sea within its sea baseline. This area for potential food production is the same size as the total agricultural area of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark - or equal to the agricultural area of Italy.
Norwegian fish farmers
have an ethical and legal responsibility for the welfare of their salmon. Operations are strictly regulated for fish health, food safety and environmental reasons - for everyone licensed to farm fish.
All fish farms in farms in Norway have operational plans that are assessed by the Directorate of Fisheries and the Food Safety Authority. There are strict regulations governing the conditions and the location of the cages as they requires good water flow. During operations, the farmers are also obliged to carry out on-going monitoring of how operations affect the seabed.
When a production site is closed, all installations above and below water must be removed within six month.
Farming salmon is one of the most resource-efficient ways of animal farming for food. 1.15 kg of feed produces 1 kg of salmon, and this feed comes from 2 to 2.5 kg wild fish. In comparison, a salmon in the wild needs to eat 10 kg food to grow 1 kg.
Photo: Johan Wildhagen