ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR
Mario Escobedo, the state´s secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism (SETS) had already mentioned that this is the first “crib” of nine more that the company will implement, with totoaba young specimens supplied by Baja California State University (UABC)
Totoaba farming may be very good business, so thinks Juan Carlos Vivanco Ocampo, director of “Acuario Oceanico”, so he set up shop in San Felipe bay, a 15 million pesos investment, who started farming late 2018, on December of that year he brought the first batch, 20 thousand young totoabas, which take between 18 to 24 months to develop the minimum size required for commercialization, so production and commercialization are quite feasible to start in the second half of this year..
Celina Domínguez García, Fishery Undersecretary of the SETS, visited the facilities, a project that has the permission of the Aquaculture and Fishery National Commission on a 130-acre surface, north of San Felipe Bay next to El Machorro and the young totoaba specimens were supplied by UABC´s Fish Farming Biotechnology Unit of the Marine Science.