Monday, October 18, 2010

US allows Mexican shrimp exports in again

On March 1st, the US had placed a ban on imports of Mexican shrimp due to complaints that Mexican shrimpers were not respecting the sea turtles. 

As of last week, the US recertified Mexican wild shrimp for import into the US.  This is great news for Mexican shrimpers because the majority of their exports went to the United States.  Mexican shrimp exports will also help cover the shortage due to the Gulf oil spill.

According to FIS News (Fish Information & Services), "Mexican authorities designed and launched the Emerging Plan for the Proper Use of devices for the exclusion of sea turtles (TED) and the Work Programme 2010-2012, which will enable the country to have a regional model for the shrimp industry."

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