ANTANANARIVO, (Xinhua) --
Madagascar has labeled its shrimps to ensure its
customers worldwide, officials said on Thursday.
“This label is to demonstrate that Madagascar is able to offer
internationally a product of excellence named Madagascar shrimp,”
the president of Madagascar shrimp farming and fishing industry
association (GAPCM) Claude Brunot said during the launch of the
“By this label, the GAPCM shrimp producers and fishermen want to
ensure the sanitary and intrinsic taste of their shrimp, guarantee
the originality of their product, and ensure the traceability and
quality of the products sold and exported by Madagascar,” Brunot
The GAPCM, grouping 12 companies of shrimp production is an official
association approved by Madagascar’s government to produce and
export shrimp. The association already existed for 22 years and
decided to issue a unique label for all shrimps from Madagascar.
“Shrimp production from Madagascar represents only one percent of
the world shrimp, but European and Asian market recognize
Madagascar’s shrimp as the best quality,” Brunot explained.
The official said that the country produced in 2016 about 8,600 tons
of shrimps, including 4,000 wild shrimps valued at 96 billion Ariary
(around 30 million U.S. dollars), and 4,600 tons of farmed shrimps
valued at 146 billion Ariary.