Fish Waste Processing Plant

In Guatemala, Rianxeira company expects to have in operation in August, its new plant for transforming fish waste into flour.

Monday, February 4, 2019

The company, which is currently exporting tuna loins and concentrates, reported that the investment in the new production line of the plant in Escuintla, amounts to $2 million and that the raw material to be used will be fish heads, skeletons, bones, bone parts and viscera.

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Guillermo Rodríguez Mahuad, manager of Rianxeira, explained to that "... The investment has two purposes: one commercial and the other environmental. The fish waste will be used to process the flour, as well as the waste produced in the tuna plant."

Rodriguez added that "... Although the country produces fishmeal on a smaller scale, the idea is to increase the volume of the product, which will be used for animal concentrate, shrimp farms, tilapia and cattle, with a high percentage of protein."

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According to a report compiled by CentralAmericaData from January to June 2018, the main exporter of prepared and preserved fish in the region remained El Salvador, with $45 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $16 million, Panama, with $2 million, Nicaragua with $200,000 and Guatemala with $100,000. On the other hand, Honduras did not register exports.

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