With a seeding of 2 million marine shrimp post larvae our of a total of 5 million that will be sown in 2009, the Minister of Agriculture, Mario Ernesto Salaverria, announced today the “Restocking of Marine Shrimp Post Larvae in the Different Estuaries of El Salvador" plan, for the second consecutive year
The strategy implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG), through the Center for Development of Fishing and Aquaculture (CENDEPESCA) is for the restocking of the seas to contribute to the population's food security requirements, as well as practicing responsible and sustainable fishing over time, stressed the Minister.
For the Director General of CENDEPESCA, Manuel Oliva, restocking the seas through the sowing of marine shrimp post larvae, ensures that shrimp stocks will bear sustainable fishing in the long run, which is decisive for future generations.
The laboratory in El Triunfo Port, El Salvador, will produce conch, donkey helmet and Pacific oyster seeds, and it will allow cultivation testing.
With the operation of the modern artificial mollusk seed production laboratory, which opened today in El Triunfo Port, Usulután, the Shellfish Aquaculture Development Project in El Salvador will be able to meet expectations, supported by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and implemented by the Center for Fishing and Aquaculture Development (CENDEPESCA) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG).
Between 2002 and 2011 the annual shrimp production dropped by almost fifty percent.
The annual average in the last decade was around 1,322.5 tons, 781.5 less than the production between 2000 and 2001, according to data from the National Center for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CENDEPESCA).
A genetic laboratory was inaugurated yesterday; it will provide farmers with a new variety of fish that will shorten the harvest time.
The center at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) is located in Santa Cruz Porrillo, in the municipality of Tecoluco, San Vicente. The cost of building the center is over 2 million dollars and was provided by the State.
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