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Argentina Eyes EU Market for Oyster Exports

24 March 2014

ARGENTINA - The Argentinian Government is working to achieve the export of live oysters and pulps to the European Union market. A move which will help strengthen the regional economy.

Representatives of the National Health Service and Food Quality (SENASA), the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Nation and the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agricultural Affairs have been working together with the municipality of El Carmen and oyster growers associations, to provide regulatory and technical compliance capable of achieving the export of live oysters and pulp to the EU market.

Among the issues discussed at the meeting included: training for producers, conditioners, transporters and inspectors, quality and safety requirements that ensure traceability of products exported and the packaging and marketing logistics.

Another issue considered was the analytical capacity of the laboratories of the Official Network of SENASA, whose analysis techniques must meet the protocols required by European legislation.

Bahía San Blas, located in the district of El Carmen, is the main oyster producer in the country. The opening of the European market would be an important contribution to strengthening the regional economy.

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