vannamei shrimp HS code 030617

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Vannamei shrimp HS code 030617

Penaeus vannamei known as the Pacific White Shrimp is native to the tropical marine habitats of the East Pacific from the Gulf of California, Mexico to northern Peru. In some countries, people also refer to it as the King prawn or the Whiteleg Shrimp. It is the most widely farmed shrimp in the world and is raised in at least 30 countries, with main farming activities occurring in Ecuador, India, China, US, Mexico, Central America, tropical South America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. It is interesting to know that over 90% of world shrimp farms are occupied by white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei). In the most recent years, shrimp has become the world’s most valuable aquaculture species, and its production has increased from less than 75,000 mt in 1980, to over 5.7 million mt in 2020.

Vannamei shrimp biology

The adult white leg shrimps live in the warm marine water at a depth of around 70 meters and their post-larvae grow thronging the estuaries as the main nursery habitat. In nature, Penaeus vannamei usually can live less than 2 years and grow to a total length of 23 cm (maximum carapace length around 9 cm). vannamei shrimp rostrum is moderately long with 7-10 spines on the dorsal side and 2-4 spines on the ventral side. Females are commonly faster growing and larger than males. The maximum weight of the females in the wild is about 120 g while the males are smaller at 60-80g.

The optimal range of temperature for white leg shrimp is between 30-34°C. It can tolerate salinity levels of 0-50 ppt and the growth rate is uniform within 10-40 ppt. Dissolved oxygen levels above 4.5 ppm are essential for optimum growth.

In farming conditions, whiteleg shrimp is an omnivorous scavenger and has less aggressive and less carnivorous behavior than P. monodon. The optimal feeding frequency is between 2-6 in a day with a maximum percentage of feed distribution in the evening and night rations.

In the reproductive system of mature males, petasma is symmetrical and semi-open. Spermatophores complex consists of sperm mass encapsulated by a sheath. vannamei mature female has an open thelycum.

The mating behavior of Penaeus vannamei was divided into four steps:

  1. Approach
  2. Crawling
  3. Chasing
  4. Mating

Males mate with females and transfer their spermatophores to females. The mating only occurred in females with ripe ovaries. Females shrimp release about 500,000 to 1 million eggs near the bed floor, and the eggs are fertilized as they are released.

In nature, juvenile and adult shrimp are opportunistic omnivorous and mostly feed on the bottom organic materials such as detritus, plants, microorganisms, macroinvertebrates, and small fish. P.vannamei is a very suitable candidate for semi-intensive and intensive culture with the availability of pathogen-free seed (SPF broodstock and seedstock). The main issues to be considered are bio-security and maintenance of water quality through constant monitoring.

Iran vannamei farming status

Penaeus vannamei is the most popular shrimp species for culture on Iranian farms. This species became well-known in tropical regions for its positive characteristics, such as its short farming period and fast growth, and it has made inroads in the global seafood market. Its production volume has increased tremendously in past years because of its high economic returns, although it has also been affected by diseases. To get more information about Iran’s shrimp farming statistics, refer to the article “Information about shrimp wholesale in Iran“.

In Iran, shrimp production has been mainly located in Bushehr and Hormozgan provinces. Recently, this has changed, and shrimp production has been growing and increasing in other areas, such as in Gorgan and Sistan, and Baluchistan.

Which state is the largest producer of shrimp in Iran?

The Southwestern coastal state of Bushehr with a 52 percent share (28,000 tons), is the largest producer of shrimp in the country. The commercial farming of shrimp started in the year 1995 and is the largest hub of cultured shrimp in terms of production and productivity. Bushehr tops in the area under culture and production followed by Hormozgan way behind. Its suitable land and water resources and entrepreneurial farmers have made it No. 1 in farmed shrimp production over the last years. In 2020, more than 90% of shrimp production, i.e. 24,500 tons, has been exported abroad (Vannamei shrimp HS code 030617).

Atlas Meigoo status in the Bushehr shrimp industry

The Atlas Meigoo is one of Bushehr’s largest producers of Vannamei Shrimp, producing 100 tons every year. Our production farm is based at Rood Hele site (20 hectares area).

One of the most distinctive characteristics of Atlas Meigoo is that we integrate all the activities of the value chain of shrimp product, from the selection of post-larvae to the processing of the organic products that we sell to buyers. This integration ensures complete traceability and guarantees the quality of all Atlas Meigoo products.

Both the shrimp farm and the processing plants have valid certifications that recognize the adequacy of the techniques used. In the case of farming activities, special attention is given to sustainability and the bio-security and working conditions of all the people involved in the process. In the case of the processing plant, hygiene and food security requirements are our main concern, along with ensuring the optimal working conditions for the employees.

If you are looking for an organic shrimp supplier dedicated to providing the best quality available for your business, then you have come to the right place.

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