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Frontera norte

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TORRE VALDEZ, Hugo César de la  and  SANDOVAL GODOY, Sergio Alfonso. Ecological Transformation and Territorial Synergies in the Hermosillo, Sonora Coastal Strip. Frontera norte [online]. 2015, vol.27, n.54, pp.143-170. ISSN 2594-0260.

This article discusses the territorial implications generated by three productive activities in the Hermosillo, Sonora coastal strip: charcoal production, harvesting of marine species, and shrimp farms. Data were obtained through semi-structured interviews and the generation of a complex database. The results indicate a loss of mesquite ecosystems, an increased denuding of rangeland, wide variation in the catch of various species in coastal fisheries, complete loss of vegetation in some places, and a change in the hydrology in aquaculture zones. Finally, the article analyzes a set of synergies that positively articulate the three activities in some cases, but generate unhealthy competition in others.

Keywords : territory; shrimp farming; charcoal production; coastal fisheries; Hermosillo coast.

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