Nicaragua expects to export lobster to European Union countries

Nicaragua plans today to export lobster to European Union countries, after the regional bloc authorized it, and the Central American nation passed verification of quality standards of fishery products.

According to the Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Ivan Acosta, representatives of that community reviewed the seafood processing plants and verified the health measures, before admitting the application for entry into that demanding market.

He recalled that the sector receives annual profits of more than 200 million dollars, with an increase of 27 percent in international sales last year, and predicted a rise in 2022, as a result of the establishment of more favorable prices and better management of the production chain.

According to Acosta, the government of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) attends and promotes small and medium fishing producers, through technical assistance and the delivery of equipment such as sea engines, boats, vacuum flasks and fishing equipment.

The official also mentioned that the Ministry of Community, Cooperative and Associative Family Economy assisted 25 097 businesses men last year through training, strengthening of community forestry and resin management, especially in the Northern Caribbean.