Har­vested shrimp pro­duc­tion re­ported

Imperial Valley Press - - NEWS -

Last year, Mex­i­cali Val­ley shrimp pro­duc­ers re­ported a to­tal pro­duc­tion of 42.86 tons, ac­cord­ing to a state agency.

The Depart­ment of Fish­ing said the pro­duc­tion was re­ported in the re­gion’s 14 shrimp farms, where 6.2 mil­lion lar­vae were “planted” and half of them sur­vived.

Sec­re­tary of Fish­ing Ma­tias Ar­jona Ry­dalch said the grow­ing of shrimp in ru­ral farms rep­re­sent an op­por­tu­nity of growth for many fam­i­lies.

How­ever, pro­duc­ers need dis­ci­pline and com­mit­ment for the ac­tiv­ity to ob­tain higher re­turns, he said.

The 2018 har­vest­ing sea­son be­gins in May, and the state plans to pro­vide pro­duc­ers tech­ni­cal sup­port and sub­si­dies, as well as train­ing and help with shrimp mar­ket­ing.

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