Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Farmed white shrimp. (Photo: Conapesca, Sagarpa)

White shrimp farmed in sea cages

Click on the flag for more information about Mexico MEXICO
Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 03:40 (GMT + 9)

A group of scientists at the National Fisheries Institute (Inapesca), specialists of the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca) and producers from Sonora were able to farm white shrimp through a mariculture system.

After several months of research in the open sea, the team succeeded in designing and building floating cages for the experimental cultivation of shrimp. For the first time in the country, the evidence obtained with this technique facilitated an initial harvest of 4.7 tonnes of the crustacean.

According to Conapesca, this experience will increase food production in the 17 states of the country that have coastlines and generate more jobs. In addition, it will help to strengthen the income of families who depend on this fishery.

As part of the White Shrimp Mariculture Project, two farming phases were developed at the same time:

  • 350,000 post-larvae were stocked in a cage to observe their growth;
  • In another one 270,000 organisms were farmed to analyze their adaptation and evolution in captivity.

After 16 weeks of permanent monitoring with representative sample biometrics specimens were obtained with sizes ranging from 14 to 16 grams.

The good results achieved are also the result of the participation of Free Fishermen's Union of the State of Sonora (Uples), of the Institute of Aquaculture of the local government and of Produce Sonora Foundation.

In Mexico white shrimp have been farmed in aquaculture centres for years. In Sonora, in particular, there are over 20,000 hectares in which this activity takes place with an annual production exceeding 70,000 tonnes.

The volume produced is enough to meet the internal sector’s needs and those of the processed industry.

According to the Statistical Yearbook of Aquaculture and Fisheries, about 167,000 tonnes of shrimp are produced on average per year. Of that total, about 62,000 tonnes represent the shrimp caught at sea and about 104,000 tonnes come from aquaculture farms.

By Analia Murias
editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com

Photo Courtesy of FIS Member  SAGARPA - Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacion
 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Feb 27, 03:30 (GMT + 9):
Mussel oil has helps reduce post-exercise muscle damage
Australia
Feb 27, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Label my fish campaign: Australian seafood labelling laws are 'embarrassing', says Greenpeace
New Zealand
Feb 27, 03:20 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - American Samoa subsidies to fisheries discussed
South Korea
Feb 27, 03:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Korea hopes to be removed from EU's preliminary IUU list
Netherlands
Feb 27, 03:10 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Pacifical Applauds Call for Certified FAD-Free To Stop Fraud
United States
Feb 27, 03:00 (GMT + 9):
Shrimp landings in the Gulf of Mexico were the second lowest since 2002
Canada
Feb 27, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Clearwater reports record fourth quarter results
Panama
Feb 27, 02:30 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Eastern Pacific Ocean coastal states work on how to improve tuna management
Portugal
Feb 27, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
Fishermen expect a sardine ‘baby boom’
Norway
Feb 27, 01:30 (GMT + 9):
SalMar gets 'satisfactory' results in Q4, despite biological problems
Worldwide
Feb 26, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Easter Pacific coastal countries seek to improve tuna management
Chile
Feb 26, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
FNE requests more background to investigate AquaChile-Marine Harvest merger
United States
Feb 26, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Disinfectant proves effective to kill catfish egg fungus
Mexico
Feb 26, 22:20 (GMT + 9):
Cargill invests USD 8 million in new fish feed plant
Peru
Feb 26, 08:30 (GMT + 9):
Incentive tax increase to invest in innovation, science and technology



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Pesantar case will leave Nissui in illegal status
Argentina FIS had the opportunity to have a chat with Pesantar former manager, on the situation in which his complaint is regarding the fishing in Falklands by a vessel of Japanese Nissui Group company.
iSharkFin, new software to save sharks
Worldwide A new computer program, whose name is iSharkFin, helps protect shark species threatened with extinction and combat illegal trade in shark fins.
Research results presented on American eel
Dominican Republic The current situation of American eel in the mouths of the rivers of the country's Atlantic coast was studied in the first phase of a research project which involved institutions linked to the Dominican Republic aquaculture industry.
Geoduck farm planned for Dungeness Bay sparks controversy
United States Taylor Shellfish Farms goes ahead with the plan to install a 12- hectare geoduck farm in Dungeness Bay, however, the project has arisen some questioning of local residents.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation -Headquarter-
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Pescanova, S.A. - Group Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd.
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Limited
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods Inc. -Headquarter-
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel ehf - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
Food Project (Siam) Co., Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO -Food and Agriculture Organization- Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation -Headquarter-
Grupo Calvo - Luis Calvo Sanz, S.A. (Group Headquarter)
Marona S.A.
Marine Harvest ASA - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. -Headquarter-
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  -Holding Headquarter-
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
Ocean Trawlers Group - Ocean Trawlers HK Ltd.
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation -Headquarter-
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2015 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER