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US makes official embargo against Mexican shrimp

Frozen Common Shrimp & Prawn
Mexico
United States
Published May 4, 2021

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The United States confirmed the withdrawal of certification to Mexico in the shrimp fishery due to the inappropriate use of Sea Turtle Excluder Devices known as TEDs by the offshore fleet. The embargo against Mexican shrimp, which takes effect this Friday, April 30, was announced through the Federal Register in public notice number 11419 by the State Department. "The Department suspended Mexico's certification because its sea turtle protection program is no longer comparable to that of the United States," the document states. In this way, Mexico is prevented from exporting wild shrimp to United States territory, which annually generates foreign exchange for our country of around 257 million dollars. The withdrawal of certification to Mexican shrimp is the result of four inspection visits carried out in two years by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA), to Campeche, Mazatlán, Puerto Chiapas, Puerto Juárez, Puerto Peñasco, Salina Cruz , San ...
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