The position of shrimp-producing countries
Shrimp farming is practiced in the inter-tropical zone, producing shrimp for the export market. In producing countries, which often have fragile economies, this export aquaculture provides work for local populations and brings in hard currency.
The main importing countries
Evolution of shrimp fisheries, aquaculture and exportation in Taiwan
Taiwan, where the standard of living is sufficiently high that it cannot be classed as a country in difficulty, illustrates the relation between figures for shrimp farming and export. For some countries, this form of aquaculture is referred to as “pink gold”.