Honduras to Export $150 Million in Shrimp
The harvest of shrimp at the end of April reached 80 million pounds, which is equivalent to $150 million.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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.
In Honduras, shrimp farmers expect to reach a production of 50 million pounds for 2009.
This year the Association of Aquaculture is projecting an increase of 25% in exports.
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.
This industry expects to export over 53 million shrimp pounds by the end of the year.
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