Conserving Critical Coastal Ecosystems in Mexico

Mariculture Good Practices

This activity focused on initiating early actions of the Santa Maria Bay management plan in order to advance priority actions, gain experience in working with the aquaculture sector(s), and build a constituency for estuary management. The latter included building awareness and constituency for good practices and their role as “good neighbor policies” to reduce environmental impacts and user conflicts. The project worked with partners to characterize the shrimp mariculture industry practices within the Santa Maria Bay and to verify the key issues as they related to an overall influence within estuary management. Lastly, a program of good practices was implemented within the Santa Maria Bay Estuary Management Program.