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U.S. imported shrimp to be monitored for traceability

Staff Writer |
The U.S. will include shrimp in its Seafood Import Monitoring Program in future so it can better account for its traceability.

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Ecuador is one of the main importers of shrimp to the United States. Last April, it exported more than 80 million pounds to the country.

It's a move welcomed by America's top shrimp importer, Ecuador, which says that the bill passed by The US Senate Appropriations Committee will allow responsible producers to stand-up for even higher standards in the industry.

“We are very pleased to see the announcement that shrimp will be added to the U.S. monitoring program, as we firmly believe it’s time for responsible producers to stand up in favour of strong standards and improved traceability in the seafood industry,” said José Antonio Camposano, executive president of the National Chamber of Aquaculture of Ecuador.

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