The Winding Glass: Ecuador Cements Position as the Top Global Shrimp Producer, and Will Remain So
I had the opportunity to attend the National Chamber of Aquaculture’s AquaExpo in Guayaquil last week. The expo has grown to become the most important International expo in Latin America. That is not surprising, given that shrimp has now surpassed bananas as Ecuador’s primary export, worth $3.2 billion in 2018.
Last year, at Conxumar’s FAO conference in Vigo, I predicted Ecuador would emerge as the top Global shrimp supplier. In 2018, Ecuador exported about 500,000 tons of shrimp, compared to 596,000 tons exported...
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