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October 14, 2013

Mexico

Annual Production in Sonora May Drop to 10,000 Metric Tons

 

As a result of early mortality syndrome (EMS) disease, shrimp farmers in the state of Sonora estimate their shrimp production will decrease to 10,000 metric tons in 2013.

 

Reyes E. Molina, chairman of the aquaculture animal health of Sonora (Cosaes) pointed out that the whitespot virus also took its toll on shrimp farms this year.  He said yields dropped to half a ton per hectare from 3.69 metric tons a few years ago.

 

Since Sonora got started in shrimp farming 11 years ago, it has been the state with the most production of farmed shrimp.   Production peaked at 80,000 metric tons a year in the late 1990s.

 

Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman (undercurrent@undercurrentnews.com).  Shrimp Production in Mexican Region Expect to Drop to 10,000t.  October 14, 2013.

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