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Power cuts pose a fresh threat to Ecuador's shrimp industry

Frozen Common Shrimp & Prawn
Seafood
Ecuador
Market & Price Trends
Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 17, 2024

Tridge summary

Ecuador's shrimp industry is facing significant challenges due to a series of power cuts implemented to combat the effects of a severe drought, as reported by the Camara Nacional de Acuacultura (CNA). These power outages are disrupting the entire shrimp production process, from farming—where electricity is crucial for water pumping and maintaining oxygen levels for shrimp survival—to the operations of shrimp feed manufacturers and packing plants, which depend on electrical energy to produce feed and freeze shrimp at minus 18 degrees Celsius, respectively, to meet preservation and food safety standards.
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Original content

A fresh round of power cuts aimed at curbing drought effects in Ecuador is having a significant impact on the entire shrimp production chain, shrimp producers trade body Camara Nacional de Acuacultura (CNA) said Tuesday. While power cuts at shrimp farms affect water pumping, putting oxygen levels and shrimp survival at risk, shrimp feed manufacturers, whose production depends on electrical energy, are also affected. Packing plants that ...
Source: Intrafish
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