The Fishing Business in Nicaragua

In the first seven months of the year exports of farmed shrimp, sea shrimp, lobster and fresh fish generated $56 million, 18% more than in the same period in 2016.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Figures from the Central Bank show that the product which led foreign sales was shrimp, with $23.5 million, followed by lobster, with $16.8 million, fresh fish with $12.6 million, and sea shrimp, with $3.3 million.

See also "Central America: Fish Exports Down 8%"

"... These four products had foreign sales of $107 million in 2016, according to the Central Bank of Nicaragua. Cultivated shrimp exports were worth $34.7 million in value, and for lobster the figure was $47.9 million. The biggest growth was in shrimp farming, says the BCN." reports that "...Despite a growth in total exports of these products, the monthly index of economic activity (IMAE) for the month of July indicates that fishing and aquaculture in the first seven months of the year decreased by 7.5% in comparison to 2016, mainly due to lower shrimp farm production and smaller lobster catches ."

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