Ecuador shrimp exports rise

The Ecuadoran shrimp industry continues to be one of pillars of the country’s economy, representing more than 13 percent of its non-petroleum exports. Prices and volumes are far from recovering from their 2009 peak, before the economic crisis hit the country’s main export markets in Europe and the United States. Prices have also been tempered by the arrival of additional Pacific white (vannamei) production from Asian countries like Vietnam and India, among others. However, volume has increas…

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