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Sustainability of Species with High Nutritional Value

MEXICO - In Mexico's territorial sea there are over 400 species of fish that are considered, by the National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA), to be of high commercial importance due to their high nutritional content.

The INAPESCA reported species noted for their high nutritional value include finfish, among which are the catfish, flounder, mackerel, mackerel, dogfish, bass, crappie, bream and sea bass.

The research studies include recruitment centers to calculate the biomass and to monitor larval development of species, for their development and maturation to reach the size for commercial export.

Biological investigations, coupled with the regulations applied by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), through the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) have led to sustainability in marine fisheries and aquaculture, whose capture in 2011 recorded more than 1.6 million tons.

In this season of Lent distribution centers offer more than one hundred species like sierra, snapper, mackerel, silver, leg, smooth, snapper, tuna, sardines and halibut, among others.

Nutritionists have recommended eating fish throughout the year, as they provide the human body with vitamins and minerals involved in the growth and hydration of skin, mucous membranes, hair, nails, teeth and bones, plus they are essential for hemoglobin synthesis and cell formation.

They also provide the body with elements such as phosphorus and magnesium, and intervene in the nervous system and muscle activity.

Lucy Towers

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