The state Department of Fishing received about 3 million shrimp larvae in order to start the growing of the crustacean in Mexicali Valley farms.

Secretary Alma Rosa García said the 2022 season has good expectations after challenges faced by dozens of families dedicated to shrimp growing.

The agency plans to install a new Committee of Aquaculture to help shrimp growers.

The authorities expect to collect the first grown shrimps by the beginning of April.

Sec. García said by mid-May the state expects a new shipment of shrimp larvae.

The agency hopes to produce 25 tons of shrimp by fall.

Also, growers are expected to produce 50 tons of tilapia.

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