Potted shrimp: Benchmark offers crustacean insight

UK-based aquaculture health, nutrition and genetics business Benchmark was today launching a new publication offering expert insights into the key challenges and opportunities in shrimp aquaculture.

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Technologies shaping the future of shrimp production is being officially unveiled at the World Shrimp Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, the company said in a press release.

Olivier Decamp, segment director for Benchmark Advanced Nutrition, said: “This is an extremely valuable publication as it combines a succinct overview of the evolution of the shrimp sector with expert insights into the latest developments.

“It outlines many of the hurdles facing shrimp producers across the world as well as some of the most innovative and environmentally sound ways of overcoming them.”

GAA president George Chamberlain was among those interviewed for the publication.

Key risk areas

The magazine-style publication is based on interviews with experts from multiple disciplines including George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance; Liris Madungtyas, chief executive of data company, JalaTech; Nonglak ‘Anne’ Thaisin, founder and chief executive of shrimp producer, Quality Farms; and Marcela Salazar, a genetics expert at Benchmark.

Based around the key ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) risk areas identified in a recent report by the FAIRR investor network  – including disease, antibiotic use, animal welfare, feed supply and transparency – interviewees highlight how the uptake of new technologies and better management techniques such as data, diagnostics, sensors, genomics, and nutrition are tackling key challenges and contributing to a more sustainable sector. 

The report is available to download here.