Help requested to fight farmed shrimp disease
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 04:00 (GMT + 9)
Members of the Committee on Fisheries of the Senate of Mexico will request the intervention of the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca) to face the problem caused by a disease that is affecting the farmed shrimp in Sonora and Sinaloa.
Lawmakers will meet with the Conapesca head, Mario Aguilar Sanchez, requesting his support, by providing resources, with the aim of making progress in the investigation, treatment and cure of the disease, whose causative agent remains unknown.
According to the chairman of the Committee on Fisheries, Francisco Salvador Lopez Brito, the disease affecting farmed shrimp has already generated substantial economic losses to the industry.
"A disease is emerging that is very strongly hitting fish farms. It is undergoing the analysis process to find out if it is a bacterium or a toxin," said Senator Lopez Brito.
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