Country Report Panama March 1998 Main report

Agriculture & fishing: Shrimping activities are briefly suspended

In contrast to bananas, the country's second-ranking domestic export, shellfish, has registered strong growth in the past three years. In 1997 sales of shrimps (the major product) rose by 28% to $95m. In an effort to conserve the sector's resources, the government imposed a ban on shrimp fishing between February 1st and April 11th.

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