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More Shrimp Farmers Need to be Insured

18 October 2012

MEXICO - Climate change has brought about more bad weather, affecting the economy of food producers. The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) has stated that more fish farmers, especially shrimp farmers, need to be insured in order to protect themselves against the impacts of climate change.

Currently in Mexico, only 10,000 hectares of shrimp farming have been registered as insured.

CONAPESCA therefore see it necessary to generate greater awareness among producers about the need for insurance to enable them to be protected

Coverage for farmers includes protection against death, accident or leakage of organisms, as well as effects caused by extreme changes in salinity, toxic chemicals, extreme temperatures and diseases, among other causes of partial or total loss.

Moreover, in a statement about consumer preferences for products, aquaculture and fisheries projects director IPSOS-BIMSA, Hugo Lopez, called for increasing knowlege about the benefits of shrimp to the consumer as curently, Mexican consumers know little about shrimp.

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