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Innovative and potential valorization applications for brown shrimp and by-products of shrimp fishery and processing

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Period: October 2011 till September 2014
Status: Completed

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How can we improve the economic value of the brown shrimp fishery? Brown shrimp is the most popular fisheries product for the Flemish market, but the majority of the catch goes to the Netherlands. There’s not enough brown shrimp being carried to Belgian ports and hence the Flemish shrimp fishery is unable to meet the domestic demand, even without a quota on brown shrimp. Can we find a way to keep more brown shrimp and their by-products in the Belgian market, with a higher price-point for the shrimp fishers as a result? The low prices the last few years have brought problems to the shrimp industry. Flemish brown shrimp need to be upgraded.

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