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July 30, 2015


Ban on Imports


Mexican shrimp farmers have urged the government to ban imports of Honduran shrimp over allegations that Honduras has early mortality syndrome (EMS).


Agriculture and livestock secretary Jacobo Paz said shrimp mortalities have risen by 10% in Honduras, but the Honduran government says that it has not confirmed the presence of the disease, although other credible sources have reported that EMS has affected shrimp farms in Honduras.


Paz said the higher mortalities on shrimp farms are due to an increase of salinity in the Gulf of Fonseca, caused by a lack of rain in 2014 and 2015.


Previously, Mexico was importing shrimp from Honduras because Mexican shrimp production had been drastically reduced by EMS.


Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman.  Mexican Shrimp Farmers Urge to Ban Honduran Imports.  July 30, 2015.

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