China's largest shrimp processing ship commissioned in Yuhuan
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-07-29Print Print
Shrimp processing ship Zheyuyuleng 66666, the largest and most advanced of its kind in China, is commissioned in Yuhuan, a county-level city in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on July 28. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]
Shrimp processing ship Zheyuyuleng 66666, the largest and most advanced of its kind in China, was commissioned in Yuhuan, a county-level city in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on July 28.
Starting from Aug 1, the ship will officially start operations.
Measuring 88.38 meters in length, 16.5 meters in width, and 5.2 in depth, the ship was built by Yuhuan Jiuhong Fishery Co Ltd, with more than 50 million yuan ($7.69 million) in investment, and has a tonnage of 5,070 tons.
The vessel is able to dry nine tons of fresh shrimp and process them into three tons of shrimp skins in an hour, said Zhuang Genqing, president of Yuhuan Jiuhong Fishery Co Ltd.
Ordinary shrimp is now priced at 40 yuan per kilogram in the domestic market.
The ship is also installed with a refrigerated compartment that can store a maximum of 125 tons of dried shrimp.
Cao Songhai, a local fisherman, said that the ship, which resembles an offshore processing plant, will help them save transportation costs and improve the added value of products.
The shrimp skins processed by the ship will be sold in domestic markets or exported to countries like Japan and South Korea, genearting an annual output value of over 200 million yuan.
In recent years, Yuhuan has made great efforts to promote the upgrading of the local fishery sector and to boost income of local fishermen.
In March 2018, the city launched the shrimp processing ship Zheyuyujia 99999.
The newly commissioned Zheyuyuleng 66666 is set to complement Zheyuyujia 99999 in different seasons and different fishing areas, benefiting more than 1,000 fishermen.