Shrimp Industry Eyes Comeback, Targets Export to Mexico
There was once a time Belize’s shrimp industry was raking in almost one hundred million Belize dollars. But after 2014, the industry was affected by early mortality syndrome and all but collapsed. In January the Government of Belize appointed the Shrimp Industry Task Force which is charged with reviving the industry. Today the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Enterprise announced that the industry is making a comeback and eyeing making exports to Mexico. Minister Jose Mai led a delegation to Mexico to meet with met with, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture, Victor Villalobos Arambula. According to the Communications Director for the Ministry of Agriculture, the meeting, among other things, paved the way for Belizean shrimp to be exported to Mexico.
Pook added that deals are being brokered for the export of soybean and de-husked green coconuts. We’ll have more on this in a subsequent newscast.