Ministry of Investment and Trade tour shrimp farms

Posted: Tuesday, April 4, 2017. 3:06 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff : The Ministry with responsibility for Investment, Trade, and Commerce yesterday met with the Shrimp Growers Association to discuss the challenges and production problems facing the shrimp industry.

Tracy Panton was representing that ministry along with the Chief Executive Officer, Amparo Masson, Lincoln Blake, Director of Policy and the Investment Unit at the Ministry, and other key personnel.

The team participated on a working tour of the Aqua Mar Belize Ltd, and Royal Mayan Shrimp Farm, where Michael Dunker, who has been in the industry for 20 years, and Alvin Henderson, an 18 year veteran, led the delegation on a tour to conduct a first-hand observation of the emerging technology being implemented to restore Belize’s strong aquaculture industry.

Shrimp farming in Belize and around the world has run into considerable challenges in recent years and there are now many ecological and environmental effects that are now known, that was unknown a decade ago.

 With investments in new technology and a different studied approach, Belize is once again poised to become a contender in shrimp production.

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