Shrimps Situation Not Too Bad Without BAL
On Friday we told you that one of the biggest shrimp farms in the south was laying off 100 workers due to continuing problems with Early Mortality Syndrome, a disease that has been affecting the shrimp industry since 2015.
Well, the Belize Shrimp Growers Association says that does not affect the overall industry output because of the 7 million pounds of production that the Industry anticipates this year, Belize Aquaculture's contribution represents less than 3%.
A release from the growers adds that Belize Aquaculture's production technologies are the most complex in the industry - which is why it needs more time to refine its methods.
The release adds that for the first time since this disease outbreak in 2015, all of the shrimp farms are stocking. Overall 2018 is expected to be a rebound year for this industry long crippled by disease.