Shrimp farming. (Photo: Conapesca)
Sinaloa, leading farmed shrimp production
Wednesday, February 01, 2012, 00:50 (GMT + 9)
Last year 105,167 tonnes of farmed shrimp were produced in the country, a figure that represents an increase of 0.5 per cent over that recorded in 2010 (104,611 tonnes), according to the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA).
The state of Sinaloa accounted for almost half of that volume, recording a historic production of 50,734 tonnes.
With this volume, Sinaloa became the principal Mexican state where the cultivation of this crustacean is developed.
To CONAPESCA, these figures were achieved through the development of sustainable fisheries policies that include the application of good farming practices, certification of laboratories in the region and fighting the populations of the crustacean predators.
It also helped proper identification in a timely manner of the white spot virus.
Thus, Sinaloa was ranked as the State with largest production of shrimp from aquaculture activity, 30 per cent higher than that obtained in 2010, which was 39,604 tonnes.
Further back stood Sonora, with a production of 40,679 tonnes of farmed shrimp in 2011.
Third place was Southern Baja California, with 5,405 tonnes and in fourth place, Nayarit, with 4,724 tonnes.
CONAPESCA added that production in other states was:
- Tamaulipas: 1,373 tonnes;
- Colima: 995 tonnes;
- Campeche: 469.7 tonnes;
- Northern Baja California: 322 tonnes;
- Yucatan: 183.6 tonnes;
- Tabasco: 116 tonnes;
- Chiapas: 77.7 tonnes;
- Jalisco: 41.6 tonnes;
- Guerrero: 20.3 tonnes;
- Veracruz: 7.3 tonnes.
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member SAGARPA - Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacion