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December 18, 2013

Ecuador and Peru

Cooperate on EMS


Ecuador’s Camara Nacional de Acuacultura (CNA, the shrimp farmers association) says the presidents of Ecuador and Peru have agreed to work together to prevent the spread of EMS into their countries.


CNA raised the issue because of Peru’s extensive trade with China and because Peru’s import regulations on shrimp imports are not as strong as Ecuador’s.


But don’t get the idea that Peruvian shrimp farmers are not concerned about EMS.  Through the Peruvian Shrimp Association (ALPE), they have conveyed their concerns to the Peruvian fisheries authorities.   They want to maintain communication with Ecuador’s National Aquaculture Chamber and participate in joint initiatives to prevent the entrance of EMS into South America.


Ecuador’s Deputy Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries has sent communications to his Peruvian counterpart to work on a joint agenda to prevent the entrance of EMS into South America, and the Peruvian Government has agreed to promote joint actions within the Andean Community to develop a strategy to protect the entire region from EMS.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  Ecuador Taking Steps to Protect Against EMS Shrimp Infection Via Border with Peru.  December 17, 2013.

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