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August 23, 2013


Nayarit, Mortalities Over 80%


In southern Nayarit, a state on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, more than 50% of the shrimp farms have experienced mortality rates above 80%.  The cause has not been announced.  The northwester states of Sonora and Sinaloa, also on the Pacific Coast, have also reported high mortality rates, and neither one of them has announced the cause of the mortalities.


Mexico’s national fisheries division SAGARPA (Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food) is launching an emergency initiative in aquatic health to control and eradicate the occurrence of atypical mortalities on shrimp farms.  An agency associated with SAGARPA, SENASICA (Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaría), will manager the emergency initiative through its director general of animal health.


SAGARPA may create one or more contingency funds to address shrimp health emergency issues as they arise.


Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman (  Mexico Declares Aquatic Emergency on Shrimp.  August 22, 2013.


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