Honduras to Export $75 million in Tilapia

The country, one of the world leaders in fresh tilapia production, foresees a 10% increase in its exports for 2009.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The secretary of agriculture and livestock farming, Hector Hernández, indicated that in fresh tilapia, Honduras is in first place, followed by Ecuador and Costa Rica.

Additionally, Elheraldo.hn reports: “...In frozen fillets, China is the main producer although the price and the demand for this product is less because the quality of Honduran tilapia is better and it is fully established in the markets of the United States."



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The country is already the world's leading exporter of tilapia fillets, which have now begun to sell well in Mexico and Canada.

Farmers who grow tilapia have added Mexico and Canada as recent export destinations, which should help them get about $60 million in additional revenue, an 8% growth, said businessmen.

Honduras is Leading Supplier of Tilapia to U.S.

October 2011

With a total of $60 million worth of tilapia fillet exported, Honduras has surpassed Ecuador as the largest supplier to the U.S.

Orlando Delgado manager of the company Aqua Finca Saint Peter Fish, said that during the first half of the year export totaled 4.5 million kilos representing an income of $30 million and expectations for this year are close to a historic volume of close to 8 6 million kilos.

Honduras Exported $ 50 Million in Tilapia

January 2011

In 2010 the country recorded Tilapia sales to the U.S. for 16.5 million pounds, generating $ 50 million in revenues.

Orlando Delgado, General Manager of Aqua Villa, which is dedicated to Tilapia farming, told Latribuna.hn: "This places the country as the number one producer and exporter of fresh tilapia fillets to the United States."

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Honduras is Latin America's leading producer and exporter of lime blossom, Agriculture Secretary Héctor Hernández said.

He said that Honduras surpassed the former leader, Ecuador, earlier this year.
"This is big news for Honduras, with large investors and the government working hand in hand to make it happen."

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