Guyana’s aquaculture industry growing
Guyana’s aquaculture industry continues to grow, thanks to government’s thrust to develop the aquaculture sector to boost its agriculture diversification drive. There was a recorded production of 400,000 kilograms of aquaculture fish by the end of November 2011; and according to Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, this production included more than 217,000 kilograms of tilapia, 110,000 kilograms of tambaqui and 28,000 kilograms of black shrimp. Moreover, the aquaculture stock now includes mullet, querriman, bashaw, hassar and crabs.?
Minister Ramsammy made this disclosure yesterday in giving an overview of the performance of the aquaculture industry. ?“Guyana’s total marine fish production was about 22,000 tons in 2011 (to the end of November) and consists mainly of prawns, seabobs, finfish and red snapper,” he said.?