Monday, July 8, 2019
Havana.- Cuba is promoting artificial shrimp breeding in several areas of the country, with a view to facing the growing demand for this species in the international market.
In that regard, the central province of Cienfuegos has the only bank of larvae of white shrimps (Litopenaeus vannamei) in the country.
This way, it is the main supplier of larvae for all five intensive breeding farms of that species in Cuba.
By 2019, the farm will have an annual plan of 523 million postlarvae, although they are working to improve quality and safety to reach 549 million.
The objective is to supply all Cuban shrimp farms, which last year set a national production record, with more than 5,700 tons, 80 percent of which was exported.