Zhongshan South America White Prawn Breeding Base--Guangdong
- Description: Zhongshan City, located in Guangdong Province, has more than 350,000 mu of aquaculture area, of which, nearly one-third area, 110,000 mu, for breeding South America white prawns, which is the leading
Zhongshan City, located in Guangdong Province, has more than 350,000 mu of aquaculture area, of which, nearly one-third area, 110,000 mu, for breeding South America white prawns, which is the leading aquaculture species of Zhongshan City. In 2008, Zhongshan City bred South America white prawns for 84638 mu, the output is 67,710 tons, with a output value of RMB 1.625 billion yuan; In 2009, Zhongshan City, increased the support of prawn breeding, enlarge the prawn breeding area 20,000 mu, reaching 110,000 mu, of which, 40,000 mu for breeding overwintering prawns. In 2009, it's expected, Zhongshan City will get the highest record of white prawn production. At present, Zhongshan has 14 prawn processing enterprises, 19 cold storage plants, has an annual processing capacity of 43,900 tons.
Nanyue Aquatic Processing Service Center of Shenwan town, located at the junction of Zhongshan and Doumen, is the largest professional prawn distribution market in Zhongshan, which combines culture, acquisitions, circulation, processing in one. The market covers an area of 30 mu, with a processing capacity of 20 tons daily, and a cold storage capacity of 500 tons. Daily prawn trading volume here reaches 100 tons, prawns are mainly sold to Beijing, Shenyang, Harbin and other places, of which, 50 tons sold to Beijing market. To expand export, in October of 2008, the breeding base of this center got the register, and became a prawn supplying base for Hong Kong and Macao market. At present, there have 10 to 15 tons prawns supplied to Hong Kong and Macao every day.