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Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open on 20 August

Lucy Towers
04 August 2014, at 1:00am

MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has announced that shrimp fishing from Tamaulipas to the mouth of the Coatzacoalcos river, in the state of Veracruz, will resume again on 20 August.

The shrimp closure season extends from 00:00 hours on 1 May until 24:00 pm on 19 August this year.

On the coast of Mexico there are three main areas of operation: Northern Gulf of Mexico (Tamaulipas and Veracruz), Campeche (Campeche and Tabasco) and Mexican Caribbean (Quintana Roo, Contoy area).

The shrimp fishery in the region of Tamaulipas and Veracruz, particularly the state of Tamaulipas, is the largest in the Gulf of Mexico socially and economically.