December 17, 2019
Mexico reports 17% increase in aquaculture shrimp harvest in Sonora
The 70,000 tonnes harvest has surpassed 2018 numbers by 10,000 tonnes, making Sonora the highest aquaculture shrimp producer in Mexico, reported Fish Information & Services.
Jorge Guzmán Nieves, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Hydraulic Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sagarhpa) said the positive harvest results are thanks to fish farmers' good sanitary practices. Between December to February annually, the farmers do prophylaxis work and dry the ponds, which result in a good cycle for shrimp production.
Miguel Angel Castro Cosío, Sonora state aquatic health committee said Sonora stocked 26,254 hectares of shrimp in 2019, with 2.6 tonnes average production per hectare.
He added that the shrimp aquaculture facilities have not reported any disease or mortality among shrimp stock due to the producers' prevention practices.
- Fish Information & Services, via El Imparcial