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Aquaculture Facilities Damaged After Hurricanes Hit Mexico

27 September 2013, at 1:00am

MEXICO - Around 381 aquaculture facilities in Mexico have been damaged after hurricane Manuel and hurricane Ingrid hit the Mexican state Sinaloa.

To date, the hurricane is known to have left 123 people dead as well as causing damage to 147,000 hectares of crops, including corn, beans and sorghum, 381 aquaculture facilities and 30 per cent of Sinaloa's road network.

Online newspaper, LatinoDailyNews, reported that Sinaloa will require at least $93.3 million to rebuild areas hit by the hurricane.

In response to the disaster, the Mexican government has pledged to help farmers through allowing agricultural and fishing enterprises to claim value added tax refunds, on a accelerated basis, to improve their cash flow.

Citizens in the areas affected will also be awarded tax benefits.

The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has also responded through distributing 2.2 tons of various food items, personal hygiene and household cleaning products.

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