Mexican shrimp has free rein to export to the US;  endorses certification

The Mexican shrimp certification is maintained for another year, after recovering since October 2021 after being suspended in May of that same year.

The US authorities confirmed this on Friday, May 13, by publishing it in their Federal Registerafter inspection visits where they verified, in the Mexican fleet, comparable measures for the protection of sea turtles.

In a statement, the National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (Conapesca) He pointed out that the endorsement was the result of the work of the Awareness and Training Program on the Construction, Installation and Proper Use of Sea Turtle Excluder Devices (TED) and Fish Excluder Devices (DEP), which intensified Conapesca from 2021, Conapesca said in a statement.

The National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Octavio Almada Palafoxexpressed his wide recognition to all the members of the fishing sector “who have contributed its grain of sand to support the certification of the Mexican shrimpthe women and men who dedicate themselves to this important activity, to the industry, to the netters, to the crew members of shrimp boats and to the riverside artisanal producers”.

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Almada Palafox mentioned that this great step represents a recognition that the fishery
is being developed in a sustainable way and will benefit thousands of fishermen, fishermen and their families who they depend economically on the capture of shrimp in Mexico.

During the shrimp ban, courses-workshops have been applied aimed at Netters, crew members and boat owners by Federal Fisheries Officialswith the support of the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), through the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection, and the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas.

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