The Ecuadorian shrimp industry expects to be dealing with fallout from the global COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine well into 2023.

Jose Antonio Camposano, president of shrimp producers' trade body Camara Nacional de Aquacultura (CNA), made the forecast as part of a wide ranging interview looking at the outlook for next year and other issues affecting the industry.

"I think 2023 will become a year in which the industry will have a very open ear to the economic indicators and try its hardest to adapt to the economic conditions, hoping that the economy will recover, that the effects of higher energy costs, higher interest rates and the pandemic affecting the consumption of consumers will stop being factors that affect the economy.