Shrimp farms. (Photo: Dirnea)
Shrimp farm survey in progress in Guayas
Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 16:40 (GMT + 9)
The shrimp survey is in progress in the province of Guayas, where it has received the support of the aquaculture sector and of the public, states the Department of Coasts of the National Directorate of Aquatic Spaces (Dirnea).
It has been indicated that the survey of the Ecuadorian shrimp farms has also been developed in the province of Manabí, where it is in the final phase.
In that area, coverage was extended because of the number of existing shrimp farms, which must be inspected in compliance with the objective of determining the use of the land in areas belonging to the State, reported Dirnea.
At present, the information gathered in Caráquez y Pedernales Bay (Manabí) is being processed to determine the status of the implementation of the survey.
The survey process in the area was carried out for about two months in collaboration with the shrimp sector.
In this region there are 166 shrimp farms occupying about 3,310 hectares.
The survey involves a lot of planning, logistics tasks for the field team, which is also responsible for processing information and entering it into Dirnea records.
The data collected in the survey will be used to update the cadastral base of the Shrimp Management System (SIGCAM) of concessions of the Directorate beach area.
Furthermore, these data will be useful for public and private institutions wishing to make use of it for various purposes.
According to the information initially obtained, there is an area of about 30,000 hectares of shrimp farm infrastructure to be registered in Dirnea cadastral system.
The shrimp farm survey began on 27 February, 2012 in Esmeraldas and will conclude in Manabí, extending to Guayas and then to Santa Elena and El Oro. There it is expected to be completed in November this year.
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By Analia Murias