US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) associates, growers’ leaders and state soybean staff members visited Villahermosa, Mexico in January for the 2016 US Soy Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB) aquaculture educational event, to learn about existing and future expansion of the aquaculture industry in Latin America.
The event discussed current aquaculture constraints and opportunities in key regions around the world, and current and potential research studies pertaining to the use of soy in aquaculture. Attendees also visited Regal Springs tilapia hatchery, cages and processing plant to view part of the aquaculture production chain.
“We’re here to help show the soybean farmers in the US where their dollars are being invested, how they are being invested, and ultimately where much of their soybean meal ends up,” said Colby Sutter, USSEC Marketing Director Aquaculture – Customer Focus.
“It’s crucial to be able to see first-hand how relationships have been forged in international marketing programs where ultimately we are creating a preference and demand for US Soy.”