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January 25, 2016

Mexico

Production Up In 2015

 

After early mortality syndrome (EMS) almost halved Mexico’s farmed shrimp production in 2013, compared to 2012, production registered a mild increase in 2015, following a significant recovery in 2014.

 

In 2015, Mexican farmed shrimp production increased to 90,600 metric tons, a 4.5% increase over 2014, according to preliminary figures from the National Committee of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA).  At the Global Seafood Market Conference in Miami (January 19-21, 2016), however, the conference’s shrimp panel reported that production had recovered to 100,0000 metric tons in 2015 and projected that it would reach 110,000 tons in 2016.  “We are stocking cautiously, so we think we will have a 10% increase,” said a panelist with a Mexican shrimp company.

 

Last year’s volumes, however, were far from the “golden years” of several years ago when EMS slashed output in Sinaloa, Nayarit and Sonora.

 

Source: Undercurrent News [eight free news reads every month].  Editor, Tom Seaman (undercurrent@undercurrentnews.com).  Mexico Ups 2015 Shrimp Production Further After EMS Recovery.  Alicia Villegas (alicia.villegas@undercurrentnews.com).  January 25, 2016.

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