Local news of city Visakhapatnam India
API receives Government Approval to begin shipments to Indonesia and Turkey
During the month of July, American Penaeid Inc. (API) received approval to export their SPF High Vigor brood stock to Indonesia and Turkey. Mr. Venkat Kumar, API Sales Manager (India), says that in the month following their approval in Indonesia, API has received orders for more than 8,000 brood stock from that country. Several Indonesian hatcheries have reached out to API in search of a heartier brood stock line to replace the lines they currently use. A new line that would provide bountiful harvests for the Indonesian farmers even under stressful and disease exposed pond conditions.
API’s Brood Stock Multiplication Center is located in Pine Island on the Southwest Florida Coast of the USA. The brood stock was developed using gene-based selection techniques which diminish inbreeding while improving survival and growth in normal and stressful environmental pond conditions. When API sent their first brood stock shipments to China in 2016, their orders were around 10, 000 pieces for the whole year. After that 1st year when the farmers had successful harvests in their ponds, API’s market share in China has grown exponentially. API is now a major supplier to the Chinese brood stock market, selling almost 4 lakh brood stock animals every year. Each year their market share increases based on the farmers demand for API’s high vigor line.
In March 2019, the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA) permitted API to supply SPF High Vigor Brood stock for India’s hatcheries. Later that year API supplied around 16000 brood stock to 10 hatcheries in India. However, in 2020, despite having orders from hatcheries in India, API lost a few consignments due to flight restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on positive response from Indian hatcheries and farms API forecasts delivering 10000 brood stock animals between now and the end of 2020.
American Penaeid Inc is working to develop a strong market share in India. It has been challenging finding the correct footing in India, as most hatcheries are focused on high output of seed stock and fast growth animals. Feedback from farmers that stocked ponds with the API High Vigor line has been very positive. According to Mr. Venkat some farmers are reporting 100% survival. Shrimp performance continues to improve, and API is very excited for the future. Other farmers believe that ponds stocked with the API High Vigor line are so resistant they provide disease protection to adjacent ponds stocked with seed from other suppliers. In farming, API doesn’t get infected whitegut and survival remains even though its effect. Growing the API market share in India is going to take time, but as in other markets, API High Vigor brood stock are becoming known in India for their high-level tolerance and resistance.
Mr. Venkat says that API is encouraged by the tremendous results achieved by the Indian farmers and the repeat orders being placed from the hatcheries. Arrival shipping survival rates is 95% or more even though API doesn’t use any chartered flights. He says the normal price of API brood stock is 65$ but is offering lower prices for the month of August and September to Indian hatchery operators. For orders of 800 pieces, the price for these 2 months has been reduced to $58 including freight. Larger orders may be given additional discounts.
Hello, people out there! Good Morning.
Yesterday was a black day. We all were absolutely shocked and devastated to hear about the miserable demise of a young, talented and versatile actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. He has left all of us with a question- How many of us are strangled with life? Can we be more humane so people with heavy hearts feel enough close, we don't keep ourselves to ourselves? Mental health and emotional wellness are realms often undervalued. Appearances are often misleading. Transparency has evolved from taboo to infamy.
I wish he discussed his mental health with family, friends, or even well-wishers. Guys, please hear me out!
It's okay to feel sadness.
It's okay to feel depressed.
It's okay to say 'NO'.
It's okay to let things go.
But, when you feel all alone and depressed, please feel free to consider sharing your mental indisposition with dear ones.
Life is crazy. And has been even crazier in the last couple weeks. Our minds have been racing, we've been rushing to figure out what will happen to our jobs, businesses, family, health, and everything in between. Mental health issues are common and are just like any other physical health conditions. Depression is real. Anxiety is real. Don't ignore your mental health. Your trauma is acceptable and substantial whether you've ever enunciated it or not. You deserve to be upset over it, but you also deserve to feel safe again. I hope beyond all else it doesn't derail your life, that it doesn't take good things away from you. But in some ways, it unavoidably will. In time, you'll heal. It'll fade. It'll hurt less. I hope you realize that we're all here for you even if you never feel pleased truly sharing it. You're braver and stronger than you think. If you're feeling apprehensive or depressed, try not to judge yourself for feeling like that as it can lead you to feel even more anxious or depressed and become a vicious cycle.
You may question the very purpose of life. You may feel unloved and may not find anything to love about that. These feelings are okay. Just don't keep them within yourself. Take professional help and talk about it. Give yourself some time to cry, mourn, grieve. Recovery isn't linear- slipping back is part of the healing process, so don't be so hard on yourself when it happens. Before you troll someone online or in person, please think thoroughly cause not everyone has the same emotional and mental level as you.
'Suicide is never an answer to your issues'. Communicate. That's the best thing anyone could possibly do. Out of the chaos, there's a hidden treasure just waiting to be divulged. You gain confidence in yourself by expressing what you've gone through or going through. It's also a great way to weed out those who aid you and those who don't. People can and will help you, you just need to search them out. And never ever let anyone or anything bring you down. There should be no fear. Mental health is something we all deal with. But now it's time to speak up and talk more openly about it so that everybody can feel more supported and exhorted to ask for help.
By opening up about what you're going through with others, you slowly become desensitized in a sense. The more you talk about it, you grow accustomed to those feelings in a manner that gives you control- something that we sufferers crave but hardly master. It takes vigor to talk about an intimate ordeal. There's always a peril of oversharing or making others embarrassed. This is especially true when talking about mental health. You control how much you feel comfortable sharing this and this gives you power. This empowerment is modest and it will open many doors for you. It's almost as if you're owning yourself. Yes, your experience is painful, manic, and tragic at times, but that all encompasses your being. There's no reason to punish yourself for mistakes. Lessons learned and now it's time to be empowered.
Let's us all eliminate the stigma on mental illness and seek treatment.
Sending all the stability, glint, warmth, and tenderness to everyone out there XX.
HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH
We lost yet another dedicated actor and a wonderful human to depression.
I still remember the time when I cried after watching his movie 'Kedarnath' on 7th Dec 2018. I rushed out of the theatre post-climax and started crying( this might sound weird, but that's what it was). He lived in the character and put in his thorough efforts in the film. 'Chhichhore' is the sort of film that we can all add to, with our own versions of the same story. And not just it, he told us the 'untold story of MSD' and let his own story be untold and chastised himself. We hadn't realized that the one who can top in the entrance exam and one who can crack the most difficult subject cannot combat depression. He hid a zillion emotions behind his smile. Isn't this actually heartbreaking? I do wish it weren't true. I wish we had a time machine. I wish we could undo all of this and start afresh. We all have failed as humans. Tears roll down my cheeks as I write this. How do we all accept the absence of a rising star?
Gone too soon. India mourns him.
I wish we could bring him back. I so wish.
In the loving memory of,
Sushant Singh Rajput
Lots of love and respect,