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Willem van der Pijl
Violenstraat 43
3551 BB Utrecht
The Netherlands

willem@shrimpinsights.com
+31 6 10642177

KVK: 78002702
VAT: NL003272974B73

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Whether it is with a power point deck, well-written report, presentation, pressure cook session, or more long-term strategic advisory, I would love to support you to improve the performance of your activities in the shrimp industry. 

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matchmaking

Matchmaking

Looking for new contacts in the industry? I am a natural matchmaker and can couple you to buyers, suppliers, investors, or knowledge partners. With my global network I will support you to find your next business partner.

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market research

Market research and market entry strategy

Are you in need of an in-depth understanding of the shrimp industry as a whole or in a specific segment or country? And do you need support to develop your market entry strategy? I can help you out.

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data analysis

Structural or ad-hoc data analysis

You need to know what is going on and therefore you need continuous access to and analysis of industry data. I know where to find a wide range of data types, including production and trade data, and can help you to interpret the data for your purposes.

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boardroom advisory services

Boardroom advisory services

When making your plans and decisions, it is key to have a thorough understanding of the latest status and dynamics of the industry. Only then, you can make the right assumptions and projections to guide your decisions. I can support your strategic decision making processes.

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public speaking

Public speaking

Do you need an inspirational speaker who can update your audience on the latest developments in the shrimp industry? Whether it is a presentation of the latest EU shrimp import trends, or a presentation of the status of the shrimp industry in Myanmar, I am happy to engage your audience  and provide  new insights into the topic of your interest. 

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value-chain analysis

Value-chain analysis and project design

When you are considering setting up an aquaculture improvement program or making an investment in the shrimp industry in a particular country, you need to understand the value-chain structure and dynamics. With my thorough approach, I can support you to analyse the value-chain and identify interventions that will make your programs or investments successful.

With these reports, I aim to inspire you to look beyond the obvious and to gain a deeper understanding of the shrimp industry. These reports are written in such a way that they are attractive and accessible for a broad audience. The reports will be publicly available. I aim to publish two reports per year.

SPF L. vannamei BROODSTOCK REPORT

In 2019, the size of the global market for specific pathogen free (SPF) L. vannamei broodstock is estimated to be between 1.4 and 1.7 million broodstock. With an average value of $55 per animal traded in 2019, this equals a value of $77m to $95m.This first Shrimp Insights report covers 9 country profiles containing 2019 market size estimations, 15 company profiles containing 2019 market share estimations and a set of background articles. A must read report for everyone in the shrimp industry.
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Broodstock cover

The shrimp industry is fascinating. It is a fragmented industry, largely driven by family-owned companies and hundreds of thousands of farmers around the world. More recently, corporate players, banks, investment funds, and start-ups have entered the arena and started to change the structure and dynamics of the industry. There is one thing that all these people have in common: passion for the shrimp industry. I would like to match your passion with my blog. Once a month, I will write about a topic that fascinates me.

INDIA: IS BLACK REALLY GOING TO BE BACK?

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Garnaal op meetlat black tiger India

In October 2019, the Indian government permitted Moana Technologies from Hawaii and Aquaculture de la Mahajambre (known as Aqualma, and part of the Unima group) from Madagascar to supply specific pathogen-free (SPF) black tiger (P. monodon) broodstock to India. Likely due to COVID-19, it took until the end of 2020 before the first 2,000 broodstock arrived in two partner hatcheries, Vaishnavi Aquatech (the partner of Moana) and Unibio (the partner of Aqualma).

VIETNAM’S L. VANNAMEI EXPORTS CONSIDERABLY UP AND ECUADOR’S COMPETITION IN RETAIL HERE TO STAY

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Vietnam intensive ponds

In the previous weeks, I’ve shared my thoughts with you about the developments in India and Indonesia in 2020 as well as my outlook for both countries in 2021 and beyond. In this blog, we will look at Vietnam’s performance in 2020 and my outlook for the country for 2021 and beyond.

INDIAN EXPORTS AND PRODUCTION IN 2020 SEVERELY HIT BUT OUTLOOK STILL BULLISH

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India harvest

Let’s dive straight in. India hasn’t managed to increase its shrimp output in 2020. Depending on the source, India’s production is believed to have dropped from the 2019 level of somewhere between 780,000 and 800,000 metric tons (MT) to anywhere between 650,000 and 700,000 MT in 2020. COVID-19 disruptions in the first part of the year and continuous disease issues that bothered farmers across the country throughout the whole of 2020 have had a severe impact on production.

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Willem in het net

Are you in need of a better understanding of the shrimp industry? Looking for specific industry data analysis services or new contacts? With ten years of experience and many satisfied clients, I might be able to help you out. Read more

“I really appreciate Willem’s professional approach. His deep knowledge of the aquaculture business is a real asset!”
Johan Brouwer, COO, Seafood Connection (Maruha Nichiro)