The Ministry of Rural Development, Fisheries and Aquaculture, in coordination with the Federal Government and the Matamoros City Council, are working on the aquatic and terrestrial analysis project to cultivate oysters in the Higuerillas town, as it is a new alternative for economically profitable and ecologically sustainable production, with social benefit.
During the two days of the presentation of this project, the secretary Dámaso Anaya-Alvarado, pointed out that the sampling and monitoring for the water classification process in an area of 6,323 hectares in the Laguna Madre (Higuerillas) has already begun for the cultivation and production of oysters. He specified that the federal authorities will be preparing the deep analysis, to later issue the results of the studies.
“With the support of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) and the State Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (COEPRIS), it is intended to encourage the cultivation of native mollusk species as a viable alternative to improve traditional patterns of production and contribute to the recovery of natural resources in a sustainable manner”, he indicated.
With its implementation, it seeks to promote the participation of families, enhancing their capacities as key agents in community development, thus providing complementary alternatives for income generation.
Similarly, encourage community and inter-institutional co-responsibility to create alliances for the protection of marine resources, through cultivation and repopulation with native species.
After the completion of the field work, a meeting was held to analyze the conditions found in the area, issuing a series of recommendations to avoid contamination in this sector of Higuerillas.
Present at the meeting were Mario Alberto López Hernández, municipal president of Matamoros; Juan Jesús Hernández Torres, Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture and from the Federal Commission against Sanitary Risks, attended by José Ignacio Sánchez and Mauricio Stones; in addition to representatives of the Naval Zone 1, of the Port Captaincy, as well as fishing cooperatives and municipal officials.