Two Largest Ecuador Shrimp Companies Lose Export Approvals to China due to Virus-Infected Shrimps

Two Largest Ecuador Shrimp Companies Lose Export Approvals to China due to Virus-Infected Shrimps

Pesquera Santa Priscila, Ecuador’s largest shrimp company, and Omarsa, the second-largest, lost approvals to export shrimp to China due to presence of Yellow Head Virus (YHV) and White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in shrimps.

This temporary ban on export approvals to China occurred when Chinese authorities detected WSSV in Santa Priscila’s shrimps and YHV in Omarsa’s shrimps. Omarsa’s shipments and Santa Priscila’s shipments were banned from entering into China after 5th August and 23rd August last year in 2019 respectively. Read more