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Semarnat assigns Isla Mujeres land for research use

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has assigned land to be used for researchers. The land was delivered by Semarnat for use by the Mexican Institute for Research in Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (IMIPAS). It is to be used as a residence and study area for researchers.

The handover was made official Tuesday after being published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. The assigned land includes two large plots on the Sac-Bajo highway in the Laguna Mar subdivision.

The Isla Mujeres land donation made to Instituto Mexicano de Investigación en Pesca y Acuacultura Sustentables (IMIPAS) has been specified “for residential use for researchers, fishing and aquaculture research activities, as well as for the care and conservation of different marine species.”

The land is located in the federal maritime-terrestrial zone and does not include the transfer of ownership or any real rights in favor of the recipient in terms of the provisions of the General Law of National Assets.

According to the publication, the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat) may, at any time, modify the agreement.

“In the event that the Mexican Institute for Research in Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture uses the federal maritime-terrestrial zone land for any purpose other than what has been stated in this agreement without the prior authorization of the Ministry of Environment and Resources Natural, or stop using or needing the land, said assets with all their improvements and accessions will be withdrawn from their service to be managed by the latter.”

Semarnat assigns Isla Mujeres land for research use
The assigned land is located in the Laguna Mar area. Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres

The Mexican Institute for Research in Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (IMIPAS) is a decentralized public body sectorized with the Ministry of Agriculture. It is responsible for directing, coordinating and guiding scientific and technological research in fishing and aquaculture, as well as the development, innovation and technological transfer required by the fishing and aquaculture sector.