Chinese plant can process up to 40 tonnes of shrimp daily – -Chief Fisheries Officer

Shrimp for processing (Ministry of Agriculture photo)

A huge Chinese processing plant that was commissioned here recently can utilise up to 40 tonnes of shrimp and 30 tonnes of fish daily.

This is according to Chief Fisheries Officer Denzil Roberts who responded yesterday to questions from Stabroek News.

The huge numbers will add to the growing concerns that this plant could trigger overfishing in the already stressed fishing grounds in Guyana’s waters. Furthermore, the large catches diverted to the processing plant for export to China will likely result in shortages of seafood here and higher prices.