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Blue shrimp, Camarón azul
Camarón azul, Gulf of California shrimp
The blue shrimp is the most abundant shrimp species in the Mexican Pacific, with major catches in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora. A significant degree of genetic structure was found for Penaeus stylirostris along the Gulf of California (de la Rosa-Vélez et al. 2000), identifying an Upper Gulf of California population, a Sonora population and a Sinaloa-Nayarit population. Also, a nearby different population is considered to exist in Bahía Magdalena, located in western Baja California Sur (DOF 2012). In Western Baja - Bahia Magdalena, only an artisanal management unit is defined as there is no industrial fishing of blue shrimp taking place.
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