The cooperation with the World Aquaculture society was a great honor for us and also gave us a lot of fun. At the request of the Competence Network Aquaculture (KNAQ) we support them in planning and implementing the forum “Production of Penaeid Shrimp in Europe”. Despite the hot weather, the speakers were sure of the participants attention. Thanks to the versatile, interesting and varied lectures, the chairs were full to the last seat and other interested participants even had to stand in the back of the room.

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After the lectures a small workshop was held where everyone had the opportunity to express their opinions and suggestions as well as the most important needs for action on the topics of shrimp reproduction, import & export regulations as well as research and development.

Production of penaeid shrimp in Europe

Risks and opportunities”

The EuroShrimp Community

Matthew James Slater, Head of Aquaculture Research Group, Alfred-Wegener-Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Due to the growing interest in Shrimp production and the expanding number of shrimp producers in recent years, the Aquaculture Research Group at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute is establishing a Network for the European shrimp community. To find out more about our expanding community and upcoming events, follow the Link  to the presentation or visit

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The conditions for importing (live) shrimps into the European Union

Lorella de la Cruz Iglesias, European Commission Directorat-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

The legal framework to import shrimps (intended for food production) is based on the EU Animal health legislation and consists mainly of the Council Directive 2006/88 and the Commission Regulation 1251/2008. For live crustaceans, only the USA is listed in Annex III of the Commission Directive and therefor able to export into the European Union. The Procedure for listing new countries is expected to last from 18 to 24 month. For further information and to view the full presentation click here .

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Recent Developments in Global Shrimp Health Management

Kartik Baruah, Department of Animal Production & Management Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Diseases such as Early Mortality Syndrome, White Spot Syndrome or Infectious Myonecrosis lead to financial losses worth billions of dollars. As diseases in terrestrial farming can be targeted by isolation and care taking of the sicken individual, this approach is “most often“ not applicable in aquaculture. Here you can read about the Recent Developments in Global Shrimp Health Management.

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Shrimp Farm Risk Management and Biosecurity Starts with the Hatchery

Craig L. Browdy, Zeigler aquaculture research center

Biosecurity of a Shrimp hatchery is essential to maintain a healthy stock and thereby ensure the safety of the subsequent production chain. Especially within the European Union “where the commercial reproduction of shrimps is still at its infancy“ Biosecurity ought to be of special importance. Among many, live, fresh and frozen maturation feeds are possible vectors for shrimp diseases. With the use of artificial maturation feeds, a potential path of infection could be prevented. To learn more about artificial maturation diets, follow this link .

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Current status of shrimp farming in Brazil

Felipe do Nascimento Vieira, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

In 2016, Brazilian Shrimp production accounts for about 7% of the global production. Due to the White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) and the Infectious Myonecrosis Virus (IMNV), the Brazilian production decreased from 90,000 tons in 2006 to 52,000 tons in 2016. To counteract this decline, the Brazilians developed strategies to minimize the risk of infection. Click here to find out how the problems are faced.

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Reproduction of P. vannamei in Europe

Eric De Muylder, CreveTec

Due to the European import regulations and the decrease of US Hatcheries exporting Post Larvae into the EU, a shortage of PL supply emerged within the European Union. Therefore, a Shrimp hatchery located in the European Union might be the solution. Beside the advantage of being independent from external suppliers, a reduced transport duration benefits fitness, quality and health of the PL`s at arrival. Follow this Link to see the whole presentation.

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Proposed by ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT    |    Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research | Section of KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER    |    AQUACULTURE RESEARCH GROUP

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