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August 6, 2013


Peter Jacobson Kidnapped and Released


On Friday, August 2, 2013, Peter Jacobson, 68, a USA businessman who owns shrimp farms in Nicaragua, Honduras and Ecuador and hotels in Panama, Honduras and Ecuador, was kidnapped near the southern city of Choluteca, the largest city in southwestern Honduras and the heart of the country’s shrimp farming industry.  He was in his car with a business associate and driver when the kidnapping occurred.  The associate and driver were later found tied-up inside the car about five kilometers from the scene of the abduction.


Before dawn on Monday, August 5, 2013, Jacobson was released “safe and sound” and in good health on the highway between San Marcos de Colon and Choluteca.  Honduran authorities have not reported whether the Jacobson family paid a ransom, nor have they released any other details on the kidnapping.


Jacobson has been marketing all natural and organic shrimp under the “SeaJoy” label in the United States for over 34 years.


Sources: 1. El Nuevo Herald.  U.S. Businessman Kidnapped in Honduras.  Freddy Cuevas (Associated Press).  August 2, 2013.  2. (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service).  Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email  Kidnappers Free U.S. Businessman Who Owns Shrimp Operation in Honduras.  Ken Coons (  August 6, 2013.  3. Bob Rosenberry, Shrimp News International, August 6, 2013.


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