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Shrimp Fishing Ban Starts in the Mexican Pacific

15 March 2012, at 12:00am

MEXICO - In order to foster favorable conditions for the shrimp fishery and protect the species during their period of reproduction and growth, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has established the beginning of the closure for the capture of different species of crustacean in Mexican Pacific waters.

Based on biological studies, the ban on fishing all species of shrimp from the bays of Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima, will begin tomorrow (16 March).

Note that in the Upper Gulf of California and the Gulf of Tehuantepec the ban starts on March 26.

The ban will protect the reproductive process and population growth of all shrimp species.

It is noteworthy that the protection of this species is alongside the preservation and maintenance of jobs for fishermen, and the continuity of this important economic activity that contributes to regional development in the Mexican coastal entities in the Pacific Ocean.

The ban also promotes the sustainability of fisheries.

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