Dominican Republic bans shrimp from six countries

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
August 5, 2013

Agriculture Minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez has banned imports of all shrimp from China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico, due to fears of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS).

Imports of shrimp both cooked and live has been banned in order to prevent EMS from entering the country. Rodriguez noted that imports will still continue from other countries that can guarantee they are free of EMS.

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