Food, Uncategorized, Venezuela

Fishing and aquaculture reinforce the country’s economic growth

The People’s Power Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Juan Carlos Loyo, reported that, in the last 10 years, the fishing and aquaculture sector gained strength through the export aspect, which has added value to this activity and contributed to the economic improvement of Venezuela. , despite the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States and other countries.

These appreciations were made during his participation in the program “A pulse”, moderated by the journalist Julio Riobó and broadcast by Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). Loyo added that the fishing sector is a true engine of the economy, with 111 processing plants, 34 of them dedicated to sardines, and more than 200 trading companies throughout the national territory.

The minister indicated that a microfinancing program is currently being developed for the repair of motors and boats, which seeks to boost fishing activity throughout the country’s coastal region.

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The head of Fisheries and Aquaculture highlighted that an increase of 13% in shrimp production is currently registered in the country, an item that constitutes the main export product of marine species, according to figures recorded in the year 2022.

He reported that the tajali has become another flagship fishing item for export, while the sardine is the most important species for consumption by the Venezuelan population.

Referring to the issue of fuel for boats, he reported that the national government allocates five thousand barrels of fuel weekly to supply more than 50 service stations for fishermen in seven states of the country.

Regarding the “Operation Venezuela Eat Fish” Plan, he announced that it will be deployed in 320 points in the country until the end of May. The objective is to supply the Venezuelan population with affordable prices and make available to consumers the full variety of fish species that the country has.


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