This story is the second in a three-part series about the growth of China’s shrimp industry. Click here for a story on Chinese production growth. The third looks at the effects of consolidation in the feed sector.

While shrimp production in China is rising fast, the country’s ambitious new wave of farmers is contending with a combination of low prices, high costs and a wave of cheap frozen imports that could stall the industry’s development.

Despite booming domestic production, the Chinese market was flooded with around 1 million tons of imported shrimp last year.