Seafood company boosts Taiwan’s ties with Honduras

Fuguo founded in Yilan County's Toucheng Township in 1956

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/02
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Fuguo executives, Taiwanese and Honduran diplomats stand in front of container of white shrimp on Dec. 2, 2020. (Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A container of white shrimp imported from the Central American country of Honduras was opened Wednesday (Dec. 2) at Fuguo Freezing Co. (福國冷凍股份有限公司) in Yilan County's Wujie Township in a celebratory event attended by the company's management and both Taiwanese and Honduran diplomats.

The container is one of 150 transporting white shrimp that Fuguo is contracted to import from the Central American country in 2020. According to the company’s president, Wu Kou-hsien (吳國賢), Fuguo began to import white shrimp from Honduras in 2015, starting with 18 containers.

As demand has continued to grow over the years, the company will have imported 220 containers from Central America this year, including 150 from Honduras. This makes the company the nation’s biggest Central American white shrimp importer, Wu added.

Fuguo has grown from a fish vendor in Yilan's Toucheng Township in 1956 to become the country’s leading seafood wholesale company, according to Wu.

Now the company is located in Letzer Industrial Park near the border of Suao and Wujie Townships. The company’s main seafood products include imported frozen salmon, halibut, Norwegian mackerel, toothfish, shrimp, crab, and squid from all over the world as well as locally caught fish. The company is also engaged in sweetfish farming.    [FULL  STORY]

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