2010 Disease crushing Indonesia’s shrimp industry

2010: 40 percent of Indonesia’s farmed shrimp are killed by Infectious Myonecrosis Virus (IMNV), a virus that prevents shrimp from growing to adult size. Pacific white shrimp are proving to be highly susceptible to this particular virus – evidence that this species, which is used by CP in Thailand, is not as disease resistant as previously thought, or hoped.

Because Indonesia is the second largest exporter of shrimp in the world, business is now booming for Thai shrimp producers.