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Starts Operations Quarantine first National Aquaculture Centre of SAGARPA

18 June 2013, at 1:00am

MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has put into operation the first Quarantine National Aquaculture Centre in the community of Costa de Hermosillo, Sonora, with the aim of boosting the production of farmed shrimp that are of high quality and free of pathogens (such as white spot virus).

This work should help to ensure the availability of shrimp which has a high market demand.

Through work with the United States, Mexico will produce shrimp which are resistant to white spot virus.

Thus, shrimp farms, receive certified and fully healthy larvae.

The CEO of the Aquaculture Research INAPESCA, Marco Linné Unzueta, said the Institute is working on the application of scientific knowledge and the use of technology to get higher quality and to improve availability levels of aquaculture products.


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