Icing and transporting whiteleg shrimp to the market in Thailand

Credit:Wanna Thawinwan (Thailand)

According to a prior agreement, the trader goes to the shrimp farm early in the morning to finalize the purchasing of shrimp and to prepare as well as to transport the shrimp. Icing and transporting the shrimp is the responsibility of the trader.  The preparation includes size grading according  to  the marketing plan of the trader. As one of photos shows, proper icing of shrimp is of top importance keeping in mind that shrimps are highly perishable food items. Immediately after icing, shrimp is transported using a truck to the target outlets whether market or processing factory as shown in the second photo. Both photos are related to whiteleg shrimp, Liptopenaeus vannamei.

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