Bangladesh Shrimp Market Update : February 27, 2017
Black Tiger landings in Bangladesh remain very short. Bangladesh shrimp suppliers are mostly processing Freshwater shrimp & Cat Tiger shrimp at this time. BT stocks are mostly gone as packers have already liquidated most of their inventory.
Shrimp exporters expect the new BT season to start by the end of March. March 28 is the new moon & harvest (goon) will therefore start from early April.
Shrimp suppliers say start of harvest HLSO sizes 41/50 & 51/60 will mostly be available and these sizes will continue until end April. May onwards, larger sizes (16/20, 21/30, 31/40) will become available as the season gets into a full swing. Larger size availability will then increase.
According to BT shrimp exporters, BT pricing for new season will depends to a large degree on Vannamei landings & prices from India and other origins. If the global production of Vannamei is up, Bangladesh BT pricing could potentially be lower than past year.