Aquaculture for all

Nicaragua Bans Shrimp Imports Over EMS Fears

Crustaceans Health Biosecurity +5 more

NICARAGUA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has temporarily banned imports of shrimp from Asia following fears of the spread of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS).

Lucy Towers thumbnail

The Ministerial Agreement No. 008-2013 prohibits imports of live or dead shrimp, frozen, raw, cooked, boiled, shrimp, polychaetes, prebiotic and probiotics to prevent EMS, which is a bacterial disease affecting shrimp.

The agreement aims to coordinate efforts with producers, associations, universities and laboratories, to preserve the health status of the country's fisheries and aquacultur.

Create an account now to keep reading

It'll only take a second and we'll take you right back to what you were reading. The best part? It's free.

Already have an account? Sign in here