Tilapia Consumption is Promoted in Honduras
The Secretary of Agriculture (SAG) will invest more than $20 million to promote the internal production and consumption of tilapia.
Friday, June 26, 2009
The head of SAG, Hector Hernandez expressed that the idea is to produce 1.5 million pounds of tilapia for the domestic market beginning next year.
Aquafeed will produce 100 thousand tons of feed for fish and shrimp for its partner Aquafinca other aquaculture businesses.
Tilapia exporters expect to top their current sales of $60 million a year once the agreement with the European Union becomes a reality.
The country, one of the world leaders in fresh tilapia production, foresees a 10% increase in its exports for 2009.
Honduran authorities hope to earn $80 million from the export of tilapia fillet to the European market, specifically to Spain. Exports should begin in June.
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