Nicaragua certified for shrimp exports to US

Nicaragua is one of 40 countries to be certified for exports of shrimp to the United States. Certified exporters have to meet US requirements on the conservation of marine species, such as turtles.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Other countries to be certified included Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama, according to the US embassy in Panama City.



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