Thursday, April 14, 2011

Effects of dredging on shrimp farming to be evaluated

The president of the Aquaculture Health Committee of Sonora (Cosaes), Reyes Eugenio Molina Moreno, announced that Northwest Center for Biological Research (CIBNOR) will coordinate a series of surveys to determine whether dredging in the bays of Tóbari, in Benito Juárez, and Lobos, in San Ignacio Río Muerto, have a real impact on shrimp farming.

The experts will perform:
  • Crebit analysis to determine corrosivity, reactivity, explosive, toxic and infectious biological characteristics of sediments in both bays;
  • Analysis of organic matter and heavy metals in sediments, and bioaccumulation in benthic organisms.
Besides of finding out if the dredging impacts on the aquaculture industry of Sonora, the initiative foresees that the results will allow an appropriate decision and sustained for the future. Moreno Molina said so after meeting with the head of the Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (Conapesca), Ramon Corral Avila, and Undersecretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture of the State Government, Prisciliano Barrios Melendrez, reports Kiosco Mayor. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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