Frozen white shrimps products of the Litopenaues vannamei species that were bred at shrimp farms were first exported on the 13th of September 2021 to the People's Republic of China by Golden Corporation Sendirian Berhad. The first export was the result of the signing of the 'The Protocol Between the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Brunei Darussalam and the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China on Inspection, Quarantine and Veterinary Sanitary Requirements for Farmed Aquatic Products to be Imported from Brunei Darussalam to the People's Republic of China' on the 19th of July 2021.
A total of 32 metric tonnes of the said product has been exported via sea to meet import demands of 320 metric tonnes a month to the People's Republic of China. The introduction of the Litopenaues vannamei species enables aquaculture businesses to increase their farm productivity, producing 31.7 metric tonnes per hectare a year compared to farm-bred blue shrimp output performance of 16.4 metric tonnes per hectare a year for the Rostris.
The improved performance enabled Golden Corporation produce 3 thousand metric tonnes of sea shrimp in 2020, and the company's output is expected to increase to 33 per cent by 2021. According to the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism's statistics, the gross product value of aquaculture industry grew by 223 per cent in 2020, valued at 32.4 million dollars compared to in 2015 which was valued at 10 million dollars.
With the increased output, the supply of raw materials will be consistent to be processed at processing factories for the production of frozen products to be exported. Other frozen products such as seabass, grouper and lobster are expected to be exported to the People's Republic of China.
Source: Radio Television Brunei