Mexico City.- In order to maintain the certification of Mexican shrimp before the United Statesin fishing ports in the south of the country training and awareness courses for netters and shrimp boat crews continueas well as representatives of the fishing industry.
The National Commission for Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca) reported that this year the courses began in Puerto Chiapas, Chiapaswith the support of the Secretariats of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Navy, as well as the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa).
He explained that the courses are taught by federal Fisheries officials to netters, crew members and owners of shrimp boats of the Mexican fleet, on the design, construction, installation and correct use of the Sea Turtle Excluder Devices (TED), as well as on the awareness of the importance of their conservation.
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At the facilities of the Secretary of the Navy in Puerto Chiapas, the National Commissioner of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Octavio Almada Palafox, delivered certificates of participation to the workshop participants who received and highlighted the coordinated work with the industry to work together in the certification of the Mexican shrimp.
He said that the work is part of the Emerging Action Plan launched for the conservation of sea turtles, prior to the annual visit that officials from the United States Department of State and the National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will carry out this year. ) in Puerto Chiapas and Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.
In the entity, he accompanied federal Fisheries officials, Semar and Profepa personnel in the monitoring of TEDs on shrimp boats located on the pier of Puerto Chiapas, where he spoke with fishermen about the priority of joining efforts to ratify the shrimp export certification.
On October 19, 2021, US authorities notified Mexico about the recovery of shrimp certification to be exported to the US market.
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The Government of Mexico reiterates its commitment to the sustainability of fisheries, including shrimp, and the protection and conservation of sea turtles.
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