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United Kingdom Buying Shrimp in Belize!


A strong will to increase its export market base and achieve the coveted international Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification led to the formation of the Belize Shrimp cluster and it is now reaping the benefits of accomplishing both goals.

 

Challenged by an unforeseen viral disease which severely impacted the Belize shrimp industry, the cluster still managed to successfully supply UK based multinational retailer Marks and Spencer as well as the second largest supermarket chain in the UK, Sainbury’s, with 1.1 million pounds of shrimp in 2015.

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Under the Sainsbury agreement, the shrimp is repackaged under its premium brand and sold exclusively by the chain as it has agreed not to source shrimp from any other supplier under its brand. This has resulted in a higher than projected price premium for exports to these markets.

 

 

Read more on Compete Caribbean’s website!

 

 

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Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow in the United Kingdom


Source: Channel 5 News

PM dons a hard hat for meeting in United Kingdom

Incidentally, the Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow is also in the United Kingdom. Earlier today, PM Barrow today met with the Chairman of the City of London Policy and Resources Committee, Mark Boleat, ahead of the Guildhall lunch where the PM was honored by addressing an audience of international financiers and businessmen. The Prime Minister, wearing his hardhat, was also hosted by the Directors and Senior Management of Tate and Lyle, who gave him a presentation on the future of the global sugar industry before being escorted to the refinery where he watched thirteen thousand tons of Belize sugar arrive at the factory. Mac McLachlan, Senior Advisor to Tate and Lyle, commenting on the Prime Minister’s visit said “… It’s clear that giant leaps by the entire sugar industry in Belize over the last few years have provide Belize and the sugar industry a strong and secure platform for growth and the future of sugar in Belize. We are delighted to be part of that future with all the stakeholders in Belize.” During Barrow’s absence, Gaspar Vega assumes the role of Prime Minister.

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