Asian shrimp production is facing serious challenges. While Ecuador’s production is booming, production in Asia’s major producing countries is largely flat or contracting. The Shrimp Summit, organized by the Center for Responsible Seafood (TCRS) on July 24-26, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam will address these challenges.
Robins McIntosh, executive vice president, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) Public Company, Thailand, will deliver the keynote at the Shrimp Summit. “It’s time to bring leaders together to re-think fundamental concepts about production efficiency, sustainability, and market demand,” said George Chamberlain, president of TCRS. “Robins McIntosh is a world authority on shrimp breeding, health, intensification, and RAS systems, and his views will set the stage for these crucial discussions.”
McIntosh said, “I hope to provide some perspective about the past, present, and future of shrimp farming, and I think the future will be bright if we can adjust accordingly.” He continued, “it’s time to work together to address our collective pain points and come away with tangible steps to position the shrimp farming sector for long-term growth.”
McIntosh’s keynote will be preceded by a welcome address by Le Van Quang, CEO of the Minh Phu Seafood Corporation, one of the largest integrated shrimp companies in Vietnam. “Minh Phu is delighted to welcome seafood buyers, producers, government agencies, and conservation groups to join the Shrimp Summit,” said Quang. “We are also pleased to offer a tour of Minh Phu’s 2,3,4 super intensive tank farm on July 24 and introduce advanced AI-driven technology including smart-phone systems for shrimp counting, water quality measurement, and farm management.”
The inaugural address at the Summit will be presented by Tran Dinh Luan, director general of the Vietnam Department of Fisheries, the co-host of the event. Following the Summit, there will be an opportunity to tour small-holder organic black tiger shrimp farms operating in harmony with mangrove forests in the Ca Mau province (July 27-29).
Registration for the Shrimp Summit will open in mid-March 2023 at responsibleseafood.org. Packages will offer in-person and virtual access.