Honduras: $8 Million in Fish Feed Plant

Aquafeed will produce 100 thousand tons of feed for fish and shrimp for its partner Aquafinca other aquaculture businesses.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The new company, which has set itself up in the town of San Francisco de Yojoa, was created through a partnership between Aquafinca and Gisis S.A. of Ecuador.

Orlando Delgado, Aquafinca's manager, explained that previously fish food had to be imported from Ecuador but with this new company that will not be necessary.

According to Gaspar Pineda, mayor of the town, these new investments attract development in the area. "The municipality receives a lot of support from these companies mainly in the form of investments in education and several centers have benefited from infrastructure," he added.

"This company does not only supply food to Aquafinca; small producers also have access to these high quality products to improve their production of tilapia," said James Regan, Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG).

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Tilapia exports to Europe and the U.S. increased by five percent in the first half of the year.

The increase is of about nine million pounds, representing $30 million in foreign exchange.

Orlando Delgado, manager of the company Aqua Finca Saint Peter Fish also noted that there has been an increase in exports to Mexico.

Honduras is Leading Supplier of Tilapia to U.S.

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With a total of $60 million worth of tilapia fillet exported, Honduras has surpassed Ecuador as the largest supplier to the U.S.

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