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Invasions threaten Honduran shrimp industry

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Honduras's shrimp farming sector is on alert after a group of farmers is threatening to invade some 6,000 plots of land which the government reserved for shrimp cultivation.

The areas under most risk of an invasion are the southern provinces of Marcovia and Namasigüe, where shrimp farming is an important economic activity, as exports reach some $200 million.

As preventive measure, the sector has delayed investments for the renewal of cultivation areas until the government guarantees security over the reserved areas.

Full story (in Spanish)