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  • Curing sick Asian shrimp farms, putting weak microbes back in their place
  • • Today's shrimp diseases cannot be controlled by traditional means, resulting in US$20 billion in losses • The microbes are harmless in nature, only become lethal when shrimp farm infrastructure creates a coincidence of critical co-factors • These co-factors encompass everything from in-breeding to the presence/absence of other microbe species, feed ingredients to waste management • A synergistic, end-to-end transformation of shrimp farming methods, pond management is required
  • A painful reinvention for the world shrimp market
  • • A new wave of outbreaks has flattened world output 15% below peak levels achieved five years ago • China, Thailand are growing 30% to 50% less shrimp than before. Vietnam sustains production by using costly, less exportable tiger shrimp. India, Ecuador can't push output higher without encountering serious problems • Rather than a straight "host-pathogen" relationship, today's shrimp diseases capitalize on non-linear, highly conditional relationships between pathogens, water quality, feed materials, larvae genetics and other microbes. • Stakeholders must make painful changes in how they raise shrimp, manage farms and facilities • A new shrimp farming paradigm will emerge, enabling output rise 40% above today's levels by 2025
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