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Technical Mission to Improve Mexico's Shrimp Production

Lucy Towers
16 December 2013, at 12:00am

MEXICO - A technical delegation of researchers, producers and representatives of the Mexican government, who specialise in researching aquaculture species, are visiting three Asian countries to learn the progress on combating mortalities in shrimp farms.

Members of the Aquatic Animal Health Committee of the State of Sonora (COSAES), the National Health Service, Food Safety and Quality (SENASICA), researchers from the National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) and the Centre for Biological Research of the Northwest (CIBNOR) scheduled visits to aquaculture production centers in Thailand, Viet Nam and Indonesia, in order to observe the technological processes in shrimp farming.

During this scientific mission, the Mexican delegation plan to visit various farms in Thailand where intensive farming systems are applied, generating higher shrimp production and fostering less impact on the environment.

Later, the Mexican delegation will be in fish farms in Indonesia, which have also developed intensive production systems, resulting in increased food availability and income for farmers.

The exchange of knowledge will help Mexico design of measures to promote greater safety during processing of domestic shrimp farms.