Sponsor message

New 100% online training course from FishVet Group and Benchmark Knowledge Services on The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon

Dominican Bans Shrimp from Mexico and other EMS Affected Countries

2 August 2013, at 1:00am

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - The Minister of Agriculture, Luis Ramon Rodriguez, has banned imports of all shrimp from China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico, due to fears of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS).

Imports of shrimp both cooked and live has been banned in order to prevent EMS from entering the country.

Mr Rodriguez noted that imports will still continue from countries, such as America, that can guarantee they are free of EMS.

The measure is covered by Law No. 307-04 of Fisheries and Agriculture, establishing effective measures to prevent the extinction of certain marine species, ensuring food and health protection.


The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon course

It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and welfare. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time promote good productivity and comply with legislation.

Find out more