Tilapia Consumption is Promoted in Honduras

The Secretary of Agriculture (SAG) will invest more than $20 million to promote the internal production and consumption of tilapia.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The head of SAG, Hector Hernandez expressed that the idea is to produce 1.5 million pounds of tilapia for the domestic market beginning next year.

La Tribuna publishes on its website: “Tilapia production will provide Honduras approximately $80 million in revenues, just through its exports to the U.S. market.”

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The La Tribuna published on its website that "the first shipment will be send by air to a Spanish shrimp company. Previously tilapia exports were sent only to the American market for many years, despite the fact that Honduras has the best technology in Central America, exceeding Costa Rica and Ecuador."

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