Wednesday, September 12, 2018.- The aquaculture potential of Baja California, supported by more than 80 production units of molluscs, crustaceans, fish, as well as the main world trends of this activity, will be analyzed in the “X International Health Symposium” and Aquaculture Safety “, to be held in Ensenada on September 18 and 19, with the support of the State Government headed by governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, through the Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SEPESCABC), under the coordination of the State of Aquaculture Health and Safety (CESAIBC).
At a press conference, the Secretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SEPESCABC), Matías Arjona Rydalch, stressed that Baja California is part of a leading region in fisheries and aquaculture production, and is the state with the highest number of certified areas (8) and in certification process (11), within the Mexican Bivalve Molluscs Health Program (PMSMB).
With respect to the symposium, the President of CESAIBC, Héctor Manuel González Alcalá informed that for its realization it also has the support of the Directorate of Aquaculture and Fisheries Health of the National Service of Agrifood Health and Safety (SENASICA), and is carried out in coordination with the Research Center Scientific and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE), the Institute of Aquaculture Health AC (I.S.A., A.C.) and Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC).
In the press conference was also present Jorge Cáceres Martínez, representing the Institute of Aquaculture Health, as well as the CICESE, who spoke about the progress of aquaculture in the region, thanks to the joint learning of researchers, producers and the community in general .
The opening of the Symposium will be on Tuesday, September 18, at the State Center for the Arts (CEARTE) of Ensenada, where presentations will be held with speakers from Arizona and California, United States, Argentina, as well as researchers. of Mexican institutions in Mexico City, Mazatlan, La Paz and Baja California.
On Wednesday, September 19, three workshops will be held simultaneously (from 08:30 to 14:00) in different locations in this city, one on “Biosecurity in shrimp farms and diagnostic techniques”, in the training room of the CESAIBC; another relating to “algal blooms in the context of the PMSMB”, in the Aula Magna 1 of the Faculty of Marine Sciences of the UABC; and the third on “Risk of transfer of parasite load in the culture of molluscs”, in the Aquaculture Classroom of the CICESE.
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