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Fishery, Aquaculture Product Safety Regulations Revised

06 June 2013

ECUADOR - The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP) has reviewed and updated the National Control Plan (NCP) which guarantees the health and safety of fishery and aquaculture products.

The National Fisheries Institute (INP) met with representatives of the Secretariat of Aquaculture (SA), Undersecretariat of Fisheries Resources (SRP), National Aquaculture Chamber (CNA) and the Ecuadorian Chamber of Tuna Manufacturers and Processors (CEIPA) to address several issues including periodic checking and improvement of regulations established in the NCP.

Proposed national agencies also continue talks with the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), to establish an agreement that recognizes the guidelines established in the NCP and health certificates issued by the INP for fishery and aquaculture products consumed in the country.

Since 2006, the INP assumed the role of authority in Ecuador for the management of export products from fisheries and aquaculture.


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