• The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that the start of fishing comes after the temporary ban on fishing of all shrimp species was issued on March 22.
• The temporary ban made it possible to ensure the sustainability of fisheries, such as shrimp fisheries, and to maximize the economic benefits of the sectors directly and indirectly dependent on this activity.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that this Wednesday in the marine waters under the jurisdiction of the Pacific Ocean – which includes the Gulf of California – as well as in the lagoon, estuary, marsh and bay systems of Baja California Sur the Shrimp fishing season has started. Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora.
This decision was taken on the basis of the technical-scientific assessment carried out by the National Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Inapesca) through its Regional Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Centers and the National Commission for Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca), he stressed.
This is done with the intention of regulating, promoting and managing the sustainable use of fisheries and aquaculture resources by establishing the conditions under which fishing activities must be carried out in the above-mentioned areas.
In the agreement published today in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF), the federal agency stated that the start of fishing comes after a temporary fishing ban on all shrimp species was imposed on March 22, 2023.
He explained that on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California there are fisheries for commercial purposes with economic and social importance, therefore it is necessary to manage and manage these resources based on current technical, economic and social information.
This has made it possible to ensure the sustainability of fisheries, such as shrimp species, and to maximize the economic benefits of the sectors that directly and indirectly depend on this activity, he stressed.
In this way, and based on Inapesca’s technical opinion and recommendation, the shrimp fishing season began this Wednesday at 00:00 in the Nayarit lagoon systems, he noted.
He explained that it will begin on September 14th at 00:00 in the main area of the Bahía Magdalena-Bahía Almejas in Baja California Sur and that fishermen will be able to go there from September 25th at 00:00 catch canals and estuaries adjacent to Puerto Adolfo López Mateos in Baja California Sur.
On September 28, at 00:00, the use of shrimp species will continue in the Caimanero and Las Cabras lagoon systems in Sinaloa, and in the rest of the estuarine lagoon systems in the south of Sinaloa it will be possible to catch them from 00:00 p.m. on September 14th.
It will begin Sept. 18 in the estuarine lagoon systems and bays of central-north Sinaloa and in the estuarine lagoon systems, bays and coastal marine zone of Sonora, he noted.
He explained that in the maritime waters of the federal jurisdiction of the Pacific Ocean, from the border with the United States to the border with the Republic of Guatemala, including the upper Gulf of California, the capture will be carried out from 00:00 hours on September 23.
The federal agency stressed that those who do not respect or violate the agreement announced this Wednesday will be punished in accordance with the provisions of the General Law on Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture and other applicable legislation.
He added that monitoring compliance with this agreement will be the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development through Conapesca and in coordination with the Ministry of Marine, each within the limits of their respective powers.