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February 12, 2016


Sonora—Production in 2015


Aedrian Ortiz Johnson (, reports: The following information is from a Sonora State Health Committee press release that I translated.  It shows that the Sonora shrimp farming industry has overcome the devastating effects of early mortality syndrome that hit the industry in 2013.


In 2015, the state of Sonora produced 58,666 metric tons of farmed shrimp, an 80% increase from 2014!


Professor Miguel Angel Castro Cosio, President of the Sonora Aquaculture Health State Committee (COSAES), pointed out that 55 production units obtained good practice awards from Senasica, the government agency in Mexico responsible for the production of safe and healthy food.  The farms were free of harmful bacteria and chemical contaminants.  No pesticides or antibiotic residues were found in the production from the farms and hatcheries that were analyzed.


Source: Email to Shrimp News International (with attachment).  Subject: Sonora State Health Committee Press Release.  From: Aedrian Ortiz Johnson.  January 11, 2016.

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