Aquaculture in Latin America is mainly export oriented, with shrimp and salmon as the main products. Shrimp culture in Ecuador, the main producing country, showed rapid growth during 1984-89 followed by moderate growth during the 1990s.

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Ecuador: special nets are used to fish shrimp larvae
FAO photo by G. Bizzarri

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