Shrimp exports from Thailand may slump 50% this year because of a disease called Early Mortality Syndrome in one of the industry's worst crises, said Somsak Paneetatayasai, president of Thai Shrimp Association.
A Thai-language industry website recently posted this photo of dead shrimp in a discussion of the disease and its effects on exports.
Shipments would decline from an annual average of 350,000 metric tonnes, he said in a phone interview on Monday. Supply may also fall about 50% from normal production of 500,000 tonnes per year, he said.
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