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Identification of wild and farmed shrimp origin sought

MEXICO
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 01:40 (GMT + 9)

A new rule that has just been issued by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) aims to establish procedures to identify the origin of farmed shrimp, marine waters and estuaries, salt marshes and bays. According to the Mexican Official Standard 047-2014, published in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), farmed shrimp producers as well as those of the ones captured in their natural habitat, established and operating in Mexico "are requested to have and present when required the properly completed, signed and sealed Format of 'Certificate of Origin for the Mexican Shrimp'." This new standard is mandatory for license-holders, concession-holders and farmers of the different shrimp species in the national territory. According to SAGARPA, it is an avant-garde rule, since there is not another one in the inte... FULL STORY

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