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Environmental licenses and financing hinder shrimp industry

BRAZIL
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 04:20 (GMT + 9)

With more favourable conditions in the international market, the shrimp farming industry is gaining more strength in Brazil and being directed abroad. However, two key factors limiting its growth are being granted environmental licenses and finance availability, according to the president of the Brazilian Association of Shrimp Breeders (ABCC), Itamar Rocha. In the official’s view, shrimp production requires more attention from state and federal governments so that it can regain strength in the region. Rocha recalled that the sector was affected because of a US anti-dumping process and the devaluation of the Brazilian currency, to which the lack of financial compensation to face competition from Ecuador and Asia is added. All this resulted in a loss of competitiveness in the international arena, which forced the industry to concentrate on the domestic market, Tribun... FULL STORY

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