Semar intensifies inspection and surveillance by sea, land, and air after lifting ban on shrimp in Mazatlán

Last week, 200 kilos of crustacean, 2 boats, and trawl netssere secured by SEMAR.

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The Secretary of the Navy maintains a deployment of agents and equipment by land, sea, and air in the inspection and surveillance during the start of the shrimp catching season in the lagoon systems and marine waters, assured the commander of the Fourth Naval Zone, Vice Admiral Rafael López Martínez.

He added that Semar is working closely with Conapesca in terms of inspection and surveillance. He stated that he does not agree with Canainpesca’s assertions that there is no surveillance.

Commander of the Fourth Naval Zone, Vice Admiral Rafael López Martínez (Photo: Debate)

He acknowledges that there were people from the north of Sinaloa who went fishing even with a closed season. Work is in progress, however, he accepts that it is difficult to stop all vessels that commit the crime of illegal fishing.

In the last week, SEMAR has secured 200 kilos of crustacean, 2 boats, and trawl nets added the vice admiral.

He added that they will also accompany shrimp farmers while they transport their products in order to avoid robberies.

Source: Debate

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