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In scale of operations, variety of species produced, amount of financial backing, and degree of popular and official support, the Japanese fisheries restocking program (saibai gyogyo) is unique. From its birth in 1962 when the government established two hatcheries on the Seto Inland Sea, it has undergone continuous expansion. By 1982, some 37 coastal prefectures are scheduled to have sea farming centers operating. Seven national centers have been opened and five more are under construction.

Mexico has a considerable number of coastal lagoons which have supported a large shrimp fishery for many years. The lagoons on the Pacific side, covering 597,500 ha, where the tapos fishery is practiced, have been studied by a large number of Mexican and foreign researchers, so that a mosaic of knowledge on the biology, ecology and environmental characteristics was available.

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