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Disease cuts supply of Vietnamese tiger prawns

This article was originally published in Foodnews

SOME Vietnamese giant tiger prawn processors are working at half capacity because of a shortage of raw material, caused in turn by disease in the country's southern provinces. Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors (VASEP), said the death of prawns from disease in recent months had made it difficult to fulfil export contracts signed with partners in Japan and the US. The shortage would continue until August, he added. Some farmers have grown produced shrimps instead of giant tiger prawns, but this is only a temporary solution because Vietnamese tiger prawns only compete with Indian tiger prawns, while Vietnamese whiteleg shrimps have to compete with those produced in many countries.

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