Expectations of a price hike on major markets caused some Indian shrimp farmers to hold back product in August, according to a major Indian processor and US exporter.

There are also indications that Indian shrimp production will fall this year, with many hatcheries reducing imports of specific pathogen free broodstock and operating at partial capacity as orders drop, Choice Canning Director Thomas Jose told IntraFish.

Feed companies too, are reporting lower volumes of feed demand in key farming areas compared to last year, he said.