US Government concludes verifications of Turtle Excluder Devices and shrimp certification could be restored by mid-month
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The inspectors of the United States Department of Commerce and the National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration concluded the verifications of the Sinaloa offshore fleet for the use of Turtle Excluder Devices.
The former president of the Union of Shipowners of the Pacific Ocean Littoral, Ricardo Michel Luna, stated that after several days in the Pacific area, the United States personnel concluded their supervisions both on land and at sea.
He revealed that after the revisions in the Gulf and the Pacific, the national fleet obtained a high rating, with 93%, since in the last revision it had 84%.
” Our people have complied with the good handling and use of Turtle Excluder Devices, I think we passed with a very high percentage of qualification, 93%, the last time they took our certification we had 84%, I think we improved in qualifying a lot, “he said.
Michel Luna commented that by the middle of the month the certification that allows the export of Mexican wild shrimp could be restored. “Hopefully that will allow the authorities to remove the blockade that exists so that the little shrimp that the ships are going to bring can be exported. of the first trip, “he said.
The also coordinator of the Cabildo Fisheries Commission highlighted the management made by the head of Conapesca for the revisions to be made and trusts that this will serve so that training is not abandoned again.
” Unfortunately in three years there was never any training, people relaxed and those support programs such as the 7,200 pesos from the government were to train people, but they did not only deliver the money and that was the main reason why gave the embargo, “he concluded.