The Oyster Industry of Eastern Mexico

MacKenzie, Jr., Clyde L. and Wakida-Kusunoki, Armando T. (1997) The Oyster Industry of Eastern Mexico. Marine Fisheries Review, 59(3), pp. 1-13.

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Mexico has an oyster industry of substantial size, ranking about sixth in the world. In 1993, among the top ten oyster producers, Korea, Japan, the United States, China, and France ranked ahead of Mexico, while the Philippines, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand trailed it (Fig. 1). On its east coast, the species landed is the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, while on its west coast C. corteziensis, C. iridescens, and the Pacific oyster, C. gigas, are landed. During the last 10-15 years, annual production often was at least 50,000 t of shelled oysters, or nearly 1.5 million bushels (Anonymous, 1995), with the great preponderance (90%) coming from a series of lagoons connecting with the Gulf of Mexico along the east coast (Fig. 2) and the remainder produced on the west coast.

Item Type: Article
Title: The Oyster Industry of Eastern Mexico
Personal Creator/Author:
MacKenzie, Jr., Clyde L.
Wakida-Kusunoki, Armando T.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 59
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 1-13
Date: 1997
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 9815
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 14:27
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 14:27

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