Boca de Camichín: Oysters, the livelihood of a community

Mares Mexicanos Marismas Nacionales, Series, Sites, Voces del Mar

On the north coast of Nayarit, the largest region of mangrove forests in Mexico extends along the Pacific. These mangroves feed from the flow of the river San Pedro Mezquital, and supports the small town of Boca de Camichin.

Here, oyster farming is a highly sustainable productive activity that has become tradition. Developed in the region since 1970s, oysters came to replace fishing as the main activity of its inhabitants who, organized into cooperatives, obtain much of their economic livelihood from their peculiar oyster cultivations.