Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Farmed tilapia. (Photo Credit: Niall Crotty)

Tilapia fresh fillets to the US and skin to the European cosmetic industry

Click on the flag for more information about Honduras HONDURAS
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 01:40 (GMT + 9)

For three consecutive years Honduras has been the first producer and exporter of tilapia. The country sent abroad 13 million pounds of tilapia in 2013, and this year the goal is to raise that amount to more than 21 million pounds, according to the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG).

The United States is the main market for Honduran products. Last year it bought nearly all of the 18.4 million pounds of fresh fillets exported, for USD 65 million. The increase projected for this year would raise the revenue in USD 5 more million, said the head of the department of Artisanal Fisheries under the SAG, Miguel Suazo, according to La Tribuna newspaper.

The proximity with the U.S. has helped Honduras become the largest supplier of fresh tilapia.

Historically, Ecuador and Costa Rica had occupied the first and second places as leading exporters of fresh fillets to the U.S. market, respectively, with a split share.

Aquafinca’s CEO, Orlando Delgado projects a record goal of 21.6 million pounds of tilapia for 2014, which would generate about USD 70 million in revenue, considering international price averages between USD 3 and USD 3.5 per pound.

Now, one of the objectives of the aquaculture sector and the Government of Honduras is the penetration of markets such as Europe and Asia, especially for non-traditional products that have great export potential.

For example, recently the market for tilapia skin used in cosmetics in the European market has been opened, according to data from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa (CCIT).

While the export figures are unknown, the product prospects of becoming one of the non-traditional goods to contribute in the future to improve the trade balance are very certain, says Desire Garcia, manager of CCIT’s Business Development.

[email protected]
www.fis.com

 


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Chile
Aug 19, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
Blumar presents its first Sustainability Report
United States
Aug 19, 03:10 (GMT + 9):
Aquamar and LM Foods partner to create 'surimi platform'
Spain
Aug 19, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
Innovative technology and management measures improve ecological trawling efficiency
Iceland
Aug 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Mackerel picking up south of Hvalbak
United States
Aug 19, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Study reveals new salmon species
China
Aug 19, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
North Korean seafood trucks get stuck on the border
Argentina
Aug 19, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Marine protected area creation worries the fishing sector
India
Aug 18, 23:20 (GMT + 9):
Apex to launch IPO to finance new plant construction
Chile
Aug 18, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Blumar improves its net income by 20 pct in first semester
Viet Nam
Aug 18, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
US partially rescinds anti-dumping administrative review on Vietnamese shrimp
South Africa
Aug 18, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fishermen’s oil exploration project worry
India
Aug 18, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Official pulled up for delay in distribution of RFID cards to fishermen
India
Aug 18, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Fishermen to get weather information on phone
New Zealand
Aug 18, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Four illegal fishers netted during large scale regional crackdown
United States
Aug 18, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - NOAA designates critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Hy-Vee deepens its commitment to responsibly sourced seafood products
United States Hy-Vee announced that all their national brand frozen seafood offered at their stores is responsibly sourced in compliance with the Midwestern grocery chain’s seafood procurement policy.
Aquamar and LM Foods partner to create 'surimi platform'
United States Aquamar, Inc. and LM Foods, LLC have partnered to create a new platform in the surimi seafood market, producing and selling crab flavoured seafood to foodservice, food manufacturing, and retail channels primarily in North America.
North Korean seafood trucks get stuck on the border
China The government of a city in Northeast China is currently negotiating with North Korean authorities over the seafood trucks that are stuck between the two countries' customs ports of the countries.
Fish actively seek plastic debris in ocean, study finds
United States A new study reveals that there is behavioural evidence suggesting that marine organisms are not just ingesting microplastics by accident but actively seeking them out as food.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2017 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER