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Venezuela exports 31 marine species to 24 countries

President Nicolás Maduro assured that 31 species of the sea are currently exported to 24 countries and announced that within the exportable supply of the fishing and aquaculture There are shrimp, crab, tajalí and octopus.

As a concrete example of the progress in the export of seafood products is the Cumaná Sea Food company, which positions itself as líder in fish processing for the international market. In this sense, the company has exported more than 280 tons of seafood, adding an export percentage of 70%, reported the manager of the Processing Plant, Jhonny Acosta, who added that the plant currently produces 30 tons daily and has a storage capacity of 70 tons of fish.

This plant has species such as: snappers, roaches, octopus, curvinas, hake, baldric, snook, sleeperfish, lobsters and shrimp; and its production is exported to destinations such as the United States, Türkiye, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and countries in Asia.

Blue crab

On the other hand, in the state of Zulia, specifically in the municipality of La Cañada de Urdaneta, the Blu CA Corporation is positioned as líder in blue crab processing.

Among its processes are selection, weighing, washing, cooking, refrigeration, shucking, extraction and selection of meats, sealing, packaging, storage and export.

This company produces blue crab in its fresh, frozen and pasteurized presentation; and in four types of processed meat: Jumbo Lump, Lump, Claw and Cocktail Claw for export to the United States.

Through a television link to Manzanillo, in the state of Nueva Esparta, where this Saturday the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, led a work day called “The productive economy of Blue Venezuela”, confirmed the beginning of the sardine fishing in the island region.

From the Sardinero Port of Manzanillo, located in the Antolín del Campo municipality, producers record - as a whole - the largest sardine catch in the region with 63,3% compared to 2022.

Pending tasks

In the context of the 7T.Nets Plan, President Nicolás Maduro asked the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Juan Carlos Loyo, to define a detailed strategy that incorporates concrete actions to serve the fishing and aquaculture sector.

“We must prepare a detailed plan, year by year, with the great changes and transformations that the sector demands and that we are going to build,” required the first national leader. “We have to move towards a new society,” he said.

The first national leader also ordered that the fuel distribution system come directly to the fishing sector and that the fishermen be directly in charge of the social control of the process, that the fishermen be the ones who have direct control of the process, he stressed.

He ordered the establishment of a micro-financing plan for the entity's fishermen, as well as the installation of working groups with the entire sector under the arbitration of the executive with the private distribution and wine cellar companies to reach a fair price for the octopus by consensus.

“If we have been able to put together a correct strategy and Venezuela has been recovering, what awaits us is economic greatness, prosperity with our own efforts, with independence and sovereignty without dragging ourselves or surrendering to any empire,” concluded the President.

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