According to the official gazette of the EU, the importation of aquaculture products from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Panama, from 12 Asian countries and finfish from fish farming from Morocco were authorized.
Ecuador is one of the countries that the European Union (EU) authorized for the importation of aquaculture products.
According to the publication of the Official Gazette of the EU, the entry of aquaculture products from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Panama was given. In addition, from 12 Asian countries and finfish from fish farming in Morocco.
This is a regulation of the European Commission (EC) that updates the list of third countries with permission to market fishery products in the EU.
PRIMICIAS contacted the Ministry of Production to learn more about this authorization, but received no response.
This measure is retroactive and comes into force from August 2.
The update comes after the EC gave its approval to the fish residue monitoring plans, within the “aquaculture” category, to a group of countries, including eight Latin American ones.
It also approved plans for Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Myanmar/Burma, Malaysia, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.
On the other hand, Morocco obtained approval of its plans for finfish products, within the category “aquaculture”.
The EU removed Uganda from the list of countries that can sell aquaculture products in their countries.
Ecuador exports five main seafood products, fresh and processed: shrimp, fresh tuna, fresh fish, fishmeal and others.