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Mexican fishmeal exports to China doubled in five years

Five years after starting to sell fishmeal to China, Mexican shipments to the country have almost doubled expectations, with producers exporting around 215,000 metric tons in 2015.

January 7, 2016

Five years after starting to sell fishmeal to China, Mexican shipments to the country have almost doubled expectations, with producers exporting around 215,000 metric tons in 2015, according to the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).

The state of Sonora was the largest exporter, with a volume of 213,078 tonnes, while Sinaloa sold 1,834 tonnes.

In 2015, the National Health, Food Safety and Quality Service (Senasica) issued 141 Certificates of Aquaculture Health for marketing different types of fishmeal.

Fishmeal and fish oil exports are very important for Mexico, with products marketed in the United States, Malaysia, France, Holland, China, Indonesia, Japan, Bangladesh, Chile, Greece, England, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Italy and Norway.

Fishmeal and fish oil are part of the list of more than 20 food products that Mexico exports to China, with dried fish a major item.

Source: FIS.com. Read the full article here.

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