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    Costa Rica Shrimp Sector To Stimulate Exports
    During the first five months of shrimp exports this year shows a rise in the market demand besides the U.S. In that period the country sold $ 1.5 million in export to Germany, USA, Holland and Japan.

    With the growth of exports, the industry seeks to boost the sale of shrimp to markets such as Europe, American and Japanese. In Japan there has been a significant increase in the sale of red shrimp.

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    According to the Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer), shrimp is most popular seafood in the U.S. and accounts for 25% of total consumption of these products.

    The Costa Rican Institute of Fishing and Aquaculture, said the U.S. market reopened since domestic shrimpers began to use turtle excluder devices to protect them.

    Additionally, the number of vessels shrimp fishing has decreased, between 27 and 30 shrimp boats that perform this type of fishing.

    Moreover, a study of Department of Agriculture United States revealed that the price is the determining factor for consumers in that country, because they believe that existing regulations on health and safety provide a framework for quality products, without having to consider the labels of the origin country.

    The conditions of shrimp catch here is less impact on other species and the sector is looking to further improve the shrimp fleet to include freezing systems aboard ships.

    In Costa Rica fishing has more than 13,000 workers.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN
    San Jose Costa Rica

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