$200 million in Honduran shrimp exports in 2009

This year the Association of Aquaculture is projecting an increase of 25% in exports.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Elheraldo.hn reports on its website: "Jacobo Paz, the representative of the Association of Aquaculture, said that "the industry has increased productivity due to increased sowing and added value which improves prices."

He said that there are foreign companies which plan to invest in Honduras to produce other marine species such as tilapia and bass."

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The harvest of shrimp at the end of April reached 80 million pounds, which is equivalent to $150 million.

While prices of some sizes of shrimp have declined, mainly for large shrimp which are more expensive due to their size, the industry expects export volume not to decline in 2009.

Honduran Shrimp Industry After Chinese Market

September 2012

By sending trade missions to China, participating in exhibitions worldwide and organizing visits to local shrimp plants, the country aims to conquer the Chinese market.

Jacobo Paz, President of the National Aquaculture Association of Honduras (Andah in Spanish) said, "The Republic of China is being viewed as a potential market.

$200 Million in Shrimp Exports

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In Honduras, shrimp farmers expect to reach a production of 50 million pounds for 2009.

While prices of the larger-sized crustaceans have decreased due to the global crisis, small and medium sized shrimp prices are stable, so expectations for exporting that amount of production are good.

Mexico Will Not Ban Honduran Shrimp

August 2015

Despite complaints from local farmers, it has been confirmed that the Mexican government will not restrict the entry of 15 million tons exported annually by Honduras.

Shrimp producers in Sinaloa, Nayarit, Michoacan and Sonora, pressured the Mexican authorities to prevent the entry of Honduran shrimp, claiming that the product is contaminated by the disease Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS).

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