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Mexican Officials Discuss Ways to Boost Fish Productivity in South

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MEXICO - Mexican officials have meld a meeting discussing new ways to boost productivity in the estuaries and bodies of water south of the state.

The national commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Mario Aguilar Sánchez, held a working meeting with the governor of Sinaloa, Mario López Valdez, the commander of the Naval Military Zone IV, Francisco Limas López, the mayor of Mazatlan, Carlos Gonzalez Felton, and leaders of fishing cooperatives nationwide.

During the meeting, which was also attended by representatives of the National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA), the officials analysed alternatives to repopulation of reservoirs to enhance production.

They looked at use of technology to size biomass from other fisheries, with an overall vision including the coordination of inspection and surveillance activities, in order to avoid closed seasons affecting the economy of fishermen and their families.

They also agreed to strengthen efforts for growing shrimp larvae and aquaculture processes in order to restock water bodies.

Mr Sanchez highlighted the excellent level of interagency coordination that takes place in the fisheries sector of the country between federal, state and municipal agencies, as well as the outstanding participation of the Mexican navy.

He stressed that farmers and fishermen in the south have an important economic and social impact, since the production of high-quality food for the consumption of the Mexican population is supported by their daily effort.

Mr Sanchez recognised that these people are often influenced by adverse weather conditions and closures.

He promised to build and strengthen mechanisms for coordination with various agencies to promote policies, programs and regulations promptly, to facilitate the competitive and sustainable development of the country's fisheries and aquaculture sector and increase the welfare of Mexicans.