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Sinaloa.- José Armando Villalba who is dedicated to fishing in the Lagoon of Chiricahueto located between the receiverships of Costa Rica and Eldorado, of the municipality of Culiacán and the receivership of Villa Juárez, municipality of Navolato, Sinaloa, commented that the drought is already affecting the crocodiles From this place.

In some parts where there is little water you can see many crowded reptiles, in others you can see that they are walking through the mud and from the parts where the drought reached them they have already died.

“Where the up and down is (highway 12), you can already see the animals that are walking in pure mud,” he explained. In his case, he has to fish near a large number of crocodiles because there are many in this lagoon. He considers that it is not convenient for them to be taken here, the crocodiles of the Continent of Navolato Lagoon, which is also almost dry, because there is not enough water here.

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Here in the afternoon you can see a large number of crocodiles, about thirty and some large, explained José Armando while he was on the shore of the lagoon pulling several fish from the net.

He said that he has been a fisherman for 10 years and for three years the drought has worsened, in addition to the lack of rains, it affects that a lot of water is diverted from this lagoon for the shrimp farms.

Due to the heat, many fish and tilapia hatchlings are also dying, so there are fewer and fewer and another problem that is affecting reproduction is the devil fish because they eat the eggs of the mojarras.

Drought affects the crocodile sanctuary in Eldorado, Culiacán | Photo: Debate

According to the fisherman, it is urgent that the authorities support them with a project with which they can convert the devil fish into flour or another product because there are tons of it and it is not edible.

During a tour of various parts of this lagoon it could be seen that they have large dry areas.


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