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From the Editor: New ideas happen everyday

August 25, 2023  By Jean Ko Din

I admit that the shrimp farming industry is still something I don’t fully grasp yet. But after attending the 2023 Shrimp Summit virtually, I feel a new sense of understanding and inspiration to pursue more stories about the sector.  

This fast-growing sector is faced with many challenges ahead but if the meeting at Ho Chi Minch City is any indication, the industry is fired up to make real progress. I immediately identified with George Chamberlain’s closing remarks. As someone who also organizes an annual industry conference (RASTECH 2024 is in Charlotte, NC), I am also driven by the hope that facilitating opportunities for knowledge sharing will eventually lead to industry-wide progress. A lot of knowledge was shared in this industry meeting and I invite all readers to stay tuned on our website for more summit coverage. 

Our Top 10 Under 40 program is another thing that you can stay tuned for. I’m happy to report that we’ve received a record number of nominations from around the world this year. In past years, I’ve struggled to ensure a diverse pool of candidates to feature in our November/December issue. But this year, I’m excited to dig in and bring forward some young professionals who are rejuvenating their industry. 

Thank you to all those who sent nominations and helped bring new corners of the world to our attention. The Top 10 Under 40 program may seem simplistic, but it’s such a valuable part of bringing the global industry to these pages. Representation matters.


These Top 10 winners become representatives for their company and for their community. Their passion helps inspire younger generations to pursue diverse fields of work and assure older generations that the future is in good, capable hands.

This issue is also filled with this intent. From Rwanda to Vietnam, to Norway, to the United States, there are so many new ideas and developments to share.

Yet, these are only some of what we were able to fit in our pages. The goal is to continue identifying ongoing industry problems and sharing new ideas to solve them. I’d love to hear your ideas at jkodin@annexbusinessmedia.com.  

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