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
Willem van der Pijl
3551 BB Utrecht
+31 6 10642177
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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.
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.
Attracting finance and investment has always been a major bottleneck for the tropical aquaculture industry. For international commercial banks and development finance institutions (DFIs), investing in companies that are involved in the production of live animals is often regarded as being too risky. This is even more the case for aquaculture, which also still faces many of the challenges of a nascent industry. International commercial banks and DFIs are willing to invest in feed companies, and are increasingly ready to finance and invest in vertically integrated producers.
On 18 August 2021, I will present at the virtual TARS Aquaculture Conference, the leading shrimp industry venue, where mainly Asian industry stakeholders meet to discuss the current status and outlook of the Asian shrimp industry. This year the meeting will take place digitally from 18 to 20 August. To attend, register here. My presentation will briefly review the impact of COVID-19 on EU shrimp imports and provide an outlook of the EU shrimp market up to 2022.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.