Government Develops Management Plan for Crabs in Sinaloa and Sonora

17 July 2014, at 1:00am

MEXICO - In order to promote sustainability and better use of three species of crab that occur in Sinaloa and Sonora, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) have applied a Management Plan Pesquero (PMP)

The plan will also contribute to the conservation of about 20,000 sources of employment in the region.

The implementation of the Fishery Management Plan for the blue crab (Callinectes arcuatus), brown and green (C. bellicosus) and black (C. toxotes) will generate better returns and optimal economic and environmental conditions that favor the inhabitants of 30 communities.

The crab that occurs in national waters of Sinaloa and Sonora, has a wide demand in domestic and international markets, for direct human consumption.

The Management Plan includes the participation of fishermen and monitoring and evaluation of the species.