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Shrimp exports boost Cuba’s economy

Shrimp exports boost Cuba’s economy

Camagüey, Cuba, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Despite the tense world economic situation, the Cultisur Company in this region of Cuba is currently among the country's leading shrimp exporters for European and Chinese markets.
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With its sights set on registering a plan of more than 1,785 tons of the seafood – only in 2020 – the contribution of the collective from the southern municipality of Santa Cruz is considerable for Cuba’s development, and places it among the outstanding in that economic field.

‘We intend that 80 percent of the production will be of exportable quality’, told Nelson Toledo, director of Cultisur, to Prensa Latina.

Among the entities that make up and support Cultisur’s scientific base, the University of Camagüey stands out, with more than five years of knowledge exchange with its Gent counterpart in Belgium, both focused on better results in the cultivation of Litopenaeus Vannamei shrimp.

Cultisur is currently capable of generating about 30 percent of the Cuban seafood exported, especially to Asian and so-called old continent markets.

‘And to strengthen our infrastructure we intend to boost the intensive cultivation system,’ says Leandro Linares, head of the company’s Accounting and Finance group.

February reports from the Department of Foreign Trade, Foreign Investment and International Cooperation of this central-eastern province estimate that Camagüey’s contributions to the Cuban economy exceed 76,231,000 dollars in export revenues.


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