September 4, 2013


India's Kerala shrimp price touches record levels



Vannamei or white shrimp prices have reached record levels in India's Kerala markets.


Kerala shrimp processors and exporters are feeling the pinch as they source this variety also known as vannamei mainly from the shrimp farms in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh and process it here.


"Vannamei prices have gone up from INR350 (US$5.15) to INR620 (US$9.11) per kilogramme over the last two months," said Mathew Joseph, managing director of Kochi-based online fish retailer