In the first ten months of the year foreign sales of seafood products fell, except for shellfish and shrimp, which are growing at double digits.
Statistics from the Center for Export Procedures (CETREX) show that foreign sales of seafood grew by 19% compared to the first ten months of 2015, while exports of sea shrimp, recorded an increase of almost 13%.
A proposal has been made to reform the law in order to better regulate the fisheries sector, which contributes 5% of GDP, expanding prohibited areas and implementing a moratorium on commercial fishing licenses.
Between January and August lobster production grew by 30% compared to the same period in 2014, while production and export of farmed shrimp fell by 32% and 40%, respectively.
In the case of lobster exports in the period concerned there was an increase of 26%, going from $37.3 to $47.1 million, according to data from the Central Bank and the Center for Exports (CETREX). The exporter Ernesto Sequeira told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... 'This year international prices of the product improved by 3.8% going from $31.01 to $32.21 per kilogram. '"
In 2014 production in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors increased by 28%, but due to low international prices export earnings declined by 8% compared to 2013.
Fisheries and aquacultureproduction in 2014, equivalent to 96.7 million pounds exceeded projections made by sector earlier this year and recorded a 28% increase over the previous year. However, according to the Center for Exports (CETREX), it sold $19 million worth less than in 2013.
The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission has announced that the response to the request to increase the tonnage of fishing in the Eastern Pacific will be given in October.
Noting a lack of sufficient information and studies to determine more clearly the potential impact of increasing the quota, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) said it will postpone the decision until October.
In 2013 total production increased by 8% and foreign sales of fish, shrimp , lobsters and seafood, by 28%.
Fish production last year grew by 8%, with farmed shrimp products having the largest increase. Foreign sales of fish, shrimp, shellfish and lobsters reported a 28% increase compared to 2012, going from $192 million to $246 million at the end of 2013, according to statistics from the Center for Exports.
After four months of suspension of fishing for spiny lobster in the countries of the region and in the Dominican Republic, fishing can resume from 1 July.
According to Rene Gutierrez, chief of the Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) of Honduras, starting from now "fishermen from across the region can go out to fish" in the Caribbean.
The Ministry of Agriculture has announced the upcoming closure periods for tuna fishing with seine nets using vessels of over 182 tons capacity.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA), the closures will be from July 29 to September 28, from 29 September to 29 October and from November 18 to January 18, 2014, in the eastern Pacific Ocean and the Corralito Area.
From March 1 to June 30 the ban extends on catching lobsters in the Central American Caribbean.
Panamaamerica.com.pa reports that "the ban will be extended until 30 June under enforcement of Honduran legislation and the Regional Regulations for Fisheries Ordinance of the spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), said the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) in Honduras ".
The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas has decided to keep the quotas within the prescribed limits, to allow for recovery of stocks of bluefin tuna.
Laestrella.com.pa reports that "The international organization of fishing countries has decided to follow scientific advice and keep strict fishing quotas for bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), a species that is in danger of extinction."
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