Mazatlan fishermen will clean estuary with temp employment


Unemployed men and women from the fishing sector will clean estuaries, dams, and beaches in southern Sinaloa. In Mazatlán, they will clean up the El Infiernillo estuary and the Alfredo Bonfil industrial park.

The margins of the El Infiernillo estuary will be cleaned for eleven days by fishermen and netters as part of the State Temporary Employment Program for the Fishing Sector that is carried out annually during the shrimp closed season.

The cleaning days began this Tuesday with the sweep and removal of garbage in the section that includes the Libertad neighborhood by gangs of fishermen.

Floating plastics will also be removed from the estuary waters with a garbage trap that the nets designed using recycled ditches. To carry out the trawling maneuvers, the fishermen in the area lent four pangas that are used to extend the net and pull it.

In addition, the women who usually work in the shrimp maquiladoras will be in charge of cleaning and maintaining the streets and five green areas of the Alfredo Bonfil industrial park, totaling 762 people who managed to enter the program in the case of Mazatlán.

It is estimated that another 160 supports could be approved in a second phase, reported Paola Luévanos Carrillo, coordinator of programs and projects of the civil association Refugio Pesquero y Administración del Parque Bonfil (Repebac), an organization that processed support for this group of people who depend on fishing activity and that today they are unemployed.

The estuary fishermen formed cleaning crews. Photo: courtesy.

The men and women will work from one to two hours a day, from Monday to Friday, and will receive a payment of 1,300 pesos in a single issue.

Paola Luévanos mentioned that through environmental sanitation, men and women will help improve the areas where they work and transit. The long-term objective is for this sector to become involved in the care and conservation of this natural space on a permanent basis.

Sanitation work in southern Sinaloa

According to reports from the Sinaloa Fisheries and Aquaculture Secretariat, in the south of the state, more than 6,000 temporary employment supports will be delivered to the same number of people, who will participate in cleaning work on beaches, estuaries, bays, mangroves, and areas. of prey.

“At the same time as providing financial resources for the sustenance of their families, it allows the young of shrimp and other species to develop in clean and safe environments,” the statement said.

Plastics, clothing and household items were removed from the estuary margin. Photo: courtesy


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