$24m shrimp import bill

King Prawns Fiji Farm Manager Thushara Sampat shows the prawns harvested from one of their ponds during the Western Shrimp Summit on the Cultivation of Tiger Prawns in Lomawai Sigatoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

FIJI imports 700 tonnes of shrimps at a total cost of about $24 million annually, says Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesau. Speaking at the Western Shrimp Conference in Lomawai, Sigatoka, yesterday, he emphasised the need to reduce the import bill by increasing local production. “Prawn or shrimp is one of the most commonly farmed species in […]

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