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.

The Latribuna.hn website published: "On average, $150 million are generated and the expectation is to increase it as gross value added is achieved since it has much higher and stable prices in the international market," said Jacobo Paz, representative for the National Aquaculture Farmers Association of Honduras.

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With this 25% increase, foreign sales would be above $150 million, explained Ricardo Gómez, Manager at the Honduran Aquaculture Association.

"This growth can be seen in the success of Group 'Granjas Marinas', owner of more than 6.100 aquaculture hectares, 38% of the country's total", reports Laprensahn.com.

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