Mozambican company exports tiger prawns to European market

5 January 2011

Beira, Mozambique, 5 Jan – Aquapesca, a fish farming company based in Mozambique’s Zambézia province, in 2010 exported around 600 tons of tiger prawns to the European market, specifically to Spain, Portugal and France, the company’s operations director said.

Speaking to newspaper Diário de Moçambique, published in Beira, François Grosse said that the amount of tiger prawns exported in 2010 was very close to the annual average since the company had begun exporting prawns in 2005.

Grosse added that the management’s great objective was to reach annual production of 800 to 1,000 tons of tiger prawns.

In order to reach that target, the company plans to improve its hatcheries in Nacala, Nampula province, from where the prawns are later transported to Zambézia, where they remain during their growth period.

Grosse also told Diário de Moçambique that the company plans this year to start exporting to the United States. (macauhub)