US officials went to Tampico

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The swarm of shrimp on Tamaulipasput in Tampico was managed by deer officers to carry out measures to capture the species and avoid damage to sea ​​turtles, as part of a plan between the two countries to certify the industry. Producers from the southern zone participated in these actions.

Jared Milton from the Department of State and Blake Price from the National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) went to the ports on the banks of the River Pánuco with the owner of Conapesca, Octavio Almada Palafox, and the Undersecretary of Fisheries of the state, Juan Jesús Torres Hernández. The improvement is 95 percent.

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These reviews are intended to comply with the new standards applied in the country as well as, at the same time, to take a step forward in the certification of Mexican shrimp and continue its export to the American market. Union.

“As part of the second phase of shrimp certification in Mexico in 2024, the management of the correct use and correct installation of Turtle Exclusion Devices is carried out, which carries out the verification of the shrimp fleet in Tampico, which supervises the installation ourselves as the number one entity. one of following the standard, reported the undersecretary of state.

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Within the general inspections, the Ports of Guaymas, Tampico, Campeche, and others in the state of Quintana Roo, with 128 vessels and 410 devices inspected, responded to Mexico’s intention to continue fishing. In this way, 95 percent progress, said Almada Palafox, is “an important result that allows us to continue our exports during 2024.”

Jared Milton and Blake Price directly monitor the work of the fishermen, the condition of the nets, and the turtle-free tools in the nets. Along with federal and state authorities, local businessmen attended the tour.

It should be noted that the United States asked Mexico to apply for the program in order not to be harmed by the ban on the sale of shrimp in the neighboring country to the north, one of the main consumers.

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