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According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing, and Feed (SAGARPA), the Sonoran shrimp fleet has already produced over 13,000 tons of shrimp this season, surpassing last year’s yield to this point by 41% for smaller boats and 9% for deep sea vessels.
Juan Pablo Miranda Verduzco, Deputy Delegate of the National Commission on Aquaculture and Fishing in Sonora (CONAPESCA) detailed shrimp yields to date for smaller boats total 5,095 tons, while deep sea capture has been registered at 7,900 tons. He emphasized the importance of these numbers for Sonora, as this translates into economic revenue along the lines of 2 billion pesos, at an average price of 140 pesos/kilo.
Shrimp season generally runs from mid-September through early March.