Octopus fishery. (Photo: Sagarpa)
SAGARPA proposed adjustments to octopus fishery management
Monday, August 03, 2015, 01:30 (GMT + 9)
With the aim of regulating octopus species capture in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) published an amendment bill to the Official Mexican Norm in the Official Gazette.
This bill was approved in late June at the Third Regular Session of the National Advisory Committee on Agrifood Standardization, and it is subjected to public consultation in accordance with the Federal Law on Metrology and Standardization.
Interested parties may submit comments to the Committee at the Directorate General of Fisheries and Aquaculture Management of the National Aquaculture and Fisheries Committee (CONAPESCA) within 60 calendar days, starting from its publication date in the Official Gazette.
Through CONAPESCA, SAGARPA conducted a review of the issue represented by the octopus fishery capture in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea and proposed a number of adjustments to the fisheries regulation measures considered in the NOM 008 -PESC-1993. The federal agency took into consideration studies and technical opinions issued by the INAPESCA through the Directorate General for Fisheries Research in the Atlantic as well as from other specialists in the field, supported by the Institute.
The proposed adjustments were analysed by the Technical Working Group of the octopus fishery, by the Subcommittee on Responsible Fisheries and approved by members of the National Advisory Committee on Agrifood Standardization.