Asia's key shrimp farming countries are expected to report a sharp decline this year, but the outlook for 2021 is giving the sector some reason for hope, according to the Global Aquaculture Alliance's (GAA) annual production survey.

This year India appears on course for a 26.5 percent reduction in shrimp production, one of the strongest-ever contractions, as the country's producers battle a myriad of problems, including strict lockdowns, a lack of seeding and difficulties in getting processed product out of the country, not to mention low prices internationally.