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Willem van der Pijl
Violenstraat 43
3551 BB Utrecht
The Netherlands
+31 6 10642177

KVK: 78002702
VAT: NL003272974B73


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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

“Willem is a very passionate, young professional, who can easily convert theoretic research into business opportunties! Above all, he is a great, loyal and reliable person!”
Jacco Numan, Senior Project Manager, Primstar

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.



Ok, this is going to be a long one, but it will surely be worth your time! Last year, I published the Shrimp Insights Report Series “L. Vannamei Broodstock Report”, and it’s been downloaded more than 1,100 times so far. According to some of my readers, it’s the most comprehensive report on this segment of the industry out there. In this Shrimp Blog, I look at how the broodstock market developed during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and what developments we can expect from broodstock suppliers in 2021 and beyond.


Bangladesh shrimp ponds (Solidaridad Bangladesh)

My friends in Bangladesh are always so proud of their tigers. When talking about these tigers, they proudly say they actually have two tigers, both native to their country. The most famous one is the Bengali tiger, whose habitat is the famous Sundarbans forest. The lesser known of the two is the black tiger shrimp (P. monodon), which is locally known as Bagda. As shrimp lovers, we all know that black tiger shrimp is one of its kind. It has a delicious flavor, a fantastic appearance and it is often naturally farmed.


Shrimp harvest India

In September 2020, India’s shrimp export volume exceeded September 2019 by 1%. This was the first time since March that India’s exporters managed to exceed 2019’s monthly performance. Between March and August 2020, monthly exports were lagging behind 2019’s exports by an average of 19%. Overall, with 413,181 MT exported in 2020 so far, India’s exports are behind 2019 by 12%. In this blog, we’ll take a deep dive into India’s shrimp export in the first three quarters of 2020 and the outlook for the remainder of the year using the latest available broodstock import data.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.