Thursday, September 29, 2016

29/09/2016: Financial support for shrimp farmers, Mexico

The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) has supported shrimp farmers this year.

According to a report on shrimp farmers in Mexico have been supported with resources for MXN 135 million (USD 6.9 million) for the purchase of biological inputs, which has made it possible to recover shrimp aquaculture production in the northwest of the country.

From this federal agency, it has been emphasized that, historically, the national shrimp farming had never received direct support for the development of this activity, as it has happened now.
Image: James Halliday

The component of Aquaculture Development grants support to farmers in the country to purchase hatchlings, juveniles, postlarvae and seeds of species being commercially important, including shrimp.

Since 2014, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has allocated more resources for the acquisition of postlarva, following the negative impact that was caused by the atypical mortality in shrimp farms, and the support was maintained in 2015 and 2016.

Last year, supports were granted for MXN 153.4 million (USD 7.8 million) for stocking 54,520 hectares that contributed to the harvest of 60,617 tonnes of shrimp with a value of MXN 4,527 million (USD 230.2 million).

Read more HERE.

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