ENSENADA, BC- Sunday, February 24, 2019.- With an investment of close to 9 million pesos, plus 3.5 million pesos that will be added in the coming months, this year the Accumulation Center for Shrimp Larvae (Centro de Acumulaión de Larvas de Camarón) will be completed in the valley of Mexicali, to promote shrimp farming in that region, in accordance with the objective set by the State Administration headed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid, through the Secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SEPESCABC).
The holder of the SEPESCABC, Matías Arjona Rydalch, informed that he signed an agreement with the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), for the technical validation of the facilities, for which the State already allocated an additional investment of one million pesos.
The state official stressed that, for more than two decades, aquaculture production units started operation in the Mexicali valley, dedicated to the cultivation of shrimp, whose permanence and growth expectations require the healthy biological input (larvae), in order to make the return of investment more efficient.
Some 15 companies that combine aquaculture with other productive activities, start sowing during the month of May, and harvest the crustacean between September and August.
The property has facilities for administrative offices, dormitory, sanitary services, perimeter fence, reservoir of water and pond, among other elements, planned to meet the objectives required.
The agreement between the UABC and the SEPESCABC, consists in the development of scientific and technological studies, necessary to validate the processes of acclimatization of shrimp larvae, so that the facilities can be put at the service of the producers with their respective operation manual.