Dates set for shrimp fishing ban on the Pacific coast

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Wednesday, 04 March 2020 11:58

On March 15, the shrimp fishing season will end

in the marine waters of the Pacific Ocean under federal jurisdiction, and on March 20, 2020 in the Gulf of Tehuantepec.

The National Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture (CNPA) has agreed that, in order to protect the maximum periods of reproduction and recruitment of this crustacean, as well as to improve production levels in the following season, the fishing ban on all shrimp species in the marine waters of the Pacific Ocean under federal jurisdiction will start at 00:00 on March 15.

The Committee also agreed that the temporary shrimp fishing ban in the Gulf of Tehuantepec will begin from 00:00 on March 20.

The technical staff of the National Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (INAPESCA) presented the results of the sampling surveys carried out during the 2019-2020 fishing season, in which it indicated that the objective of the ban is to protect the period of reproduction, recruitment and growth of shrimp stocks.

Derived from research on brown, white and blue shrimp; recent fishing yields, catch per unit of effort and the effect of the environment in order to ensure that the remaining shrimp breeders that contribute to the generation of crustacean are maintained for the following season, the authority and fishermen should respect the technical recommendations of INAPESCA for the benefit of the fishery.

The CNPA agreements establish that the beginning of the temporary closure of all shrimp fisheries off the Pacific Ocean coast, both in the estuarine lagoon systems, marshes and bays and in marine waters is from 00:00 of March 15, 2020, while in the Gulf of Tehuantepec will begin from 00:00 on March 20.

This agreement seeks to secure use of this resource of notable economic and social importance that benefits the communities of the Pacific coast, including the Gulf of California, and in marine waters of federal jurisdiction, as well as the lagoon, estuarine, marsh and bay systems from the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Colima, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

The meeting was chaired by the general directors of Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and the Inspection and Surveillance of Conapesca, César Julio Saucedo Barrón and Héctor Mucharraz Brambil, of Fisheries Research in the Pacific of Inapesca, Pedro Sierra Rodríguez, and representatives of the productive sectors (Photo: INAPESCA)

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