Seafood exports grow for third year in a row
Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 09:40 (GMT + 9)
• The increase was due to higher shipments of fishmeal to the Chinese market and frozen products, based on jack mackerel and giant squid, to Spain and South Korea, among others
In 2019 seafood exports had a positive performance for the third consecutive year, standing out as one of the economic sectors with greater dynamism and contribution in foreign currency for the country," the Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) reported.
Giant squid artisanal fishing (jibia / Dosidicus gigas)
"In volume, seafood exports amounted to 1,81 million tons, a figure that represents an increase of 9.9% compared to the previous year," said Production Minister Rocío Barrios.
She added that this growth responds, mainly, to the significant increase in seafood exports destined for direct human consumption (27.3%), as well as to the increase in s... FULL STORY