Trout farmers plan the Primera Expoferia Nacional de la Trucha March 24 and 25 in La Trinidad de Dota on the Interamericana highway. The location is near Cerro de la Muerte.
There are about 300 trout producers in the country, according to government figures, and they produce 550 tons of trout a year. The trout has begun to be exported to the United States. Much of it is canned.
The fair is being sponsored by a number of government agencies including the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo.