Honduras - Fishing



There is commercial fishing in Puerto Cortés, and other areas are served by local fishermen. A small local company operates a cannery for the domestic market on the Gulf of Fonseca. There is a commercial fishing concern on the island of Guanaja, and a large refrigeration-factory ship is engaged in freezing shrimp and lobster near Caratasca. In 2000, the total catch was 15,320 tons. Shrimp accounted for about 27% of the total catch, taken mostly from southern shrimp farms. Exports of fish products amounted to $44.7 million in 2000.

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