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Costa Rican shrimp may be cleared by US

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shrimp caught in Costa Rica may be allowed to be re-exported to the US, after it was banned in May 2009 due to its impact on turtles.

US law requires commercial operators to use turtle excluder devices to protect these endangered animals, while performing wild shrimp trawling.

Inspections late last year showed that the country has taken sufficient steps to address these issues and therefore justify their recertification.

Source: The Fish Site