Anthropogenic factors and susceptibility to environmental variability in aquaculture: Colima, Case Study

marco Liñan-Cabello


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol44-issue3-fulltext-24

In Mexico, as in many other Latin American countries, the lack of a development plan and / or prevention in aquaculture is evident. Particularly, in the state of Colima, aquaculture presents lags in terms of technical-productive, particularly capacity for growing tilapia Oreochromis spp.. A problem associated with various factors ranging from conflict of aquaculture with agriculture, invasive species, malpractices of the activity is identified., Among other factors. This is assumed, as a result of quantitative and qualitative analysis was carried out during 2013, which were conducted surveys in 65 productive units (UPAS). In order to characterize socio-economic and technical-operational aspects; surveys were performed to experts, in addition to consulting scientific literature sources, as well as a background check in order to estimate the degree of impact of environmental changes and anthropogenic effects that impact or generated by practice of aquaculture. The main risk factor is associated with weather phenomena for which the need to define high risk areas, even more, given the uncertainty of the same due to global climate change is recognized. This study proposes to implement a comprehensive program of technological conversion and control measures for exotic species that also consider aquaculture production schemes based on the efficient use of water, and to consider for this, the use of endemic species for cultivation. And also based on the analyzed, implementing alternative technologies requires sex reversal.


Liñan-Cabello m. Anthropogenic factors and susceptibility to environmental variability in aquaculture: Colima, Case Study. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;44(3). Available from: doi:10.3856/vol44-issue3-fulltext-24 [Accessed 24 Jan. 2019].
Liñan-Cabello, m. (2017). Anthropogenic factors and susceptibility to environmental variability in aquaculture: Colima, Case Study. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 44(3). doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol44-issue3-fulltext-24