Indonesia Shrimp Market Update : September 21, 2016
A ) Indonesia shrimp supply from now till end Dec
Supply will be short due to white feces disease issue. The same problem of last year end happens again this year. Farmers harvest mainly size 70 pieces/kg and smaller, HOSO base. If this situation continues, Indo will have difficulties to get bigger sizes shrimp from the ponds, such as 20’s, 30’s, 40’s HOSO base. We were supposed to have peak season (December – January) when most of the harvest will be bigger size shrimp. However, farmers got a lot of harvest failure now.
B) Expected supply from Jan to May 2017
If the white feces disease can’t be rectified sooner, January supply will still be short. Supply in February – May, may improve. Indo will have another season from May – June.
Shrimp supply for 2017 expected to be similar to 2016.
Weather and disease issue will be the determining factors. 2016 similar to 2015. Farmers having many harvest failures when we approach peak season in Dec – Jan.