Entrepreneurs in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors are demanding that the government boost production of the species, whose consumption is projected to grow globally.
The government still has not spoken on the topic, but it is expected that industry representatives will meet with officials next week to refine the development plan for 2015, which includes raising tilapia.
The United States is the main market due to its proximity, but with new technologies for food preservation, lengthening their lifespans by up to four weeks, it is expected that more distant markets will be reached.
Starting July 17th the categorization of products according to their health risk will be applied and a 15 day shipping notice will be required to import those labelled as "high risk."
A new "Directive on sanitation and phytosanitation for the facilitation of trade in goods and shipments in Central America", adopted by the Council of Ministers for Economic Integration (Comieco), approved in January and which will come into effect from Thursday, July 17, could detract agility from intraregional trade, warns the Exporters Corporation of El Salvador (Coexport).
The fish farm Aquafinca Saint Peter Fish S.A. is the first production plant for Honduran tilapia to receive the Best Aquaculture Practices certification.
In order to promote responsible practice in the aquaculture industry, the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has coordinated the development of Certification Standards of Best Aquaculture Practices (Best Aquaculture Practices - BAP) for hatchery facilities, farms and processing plants.
A study by Fundes sees a potential for promoting rural tourism in tilapia farms in El Salvador.
The project by Fundes El Salvador propose the idea that rural tourism could push forward the development of aquaculture in the country and revive local economies (Fundes is an NGO that supports the development of small businesses as an alternative to poverty).
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