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2009 Year in Review (Hot Issues)

Dec 28, 2009

Understand the law and report illegal fishing

Dec 11, 2009

How many times have you been in an anchorage and seen the pangeros come in with their hookahs and then watch them circle the edges of the bay harvesting fish by driving them into gill nets placed on the reefs or seen their boats at dusk and heard the compressors running at night as they harpoon sleeping fish on the reefs? Both of these types of fishing are now illegal in Mexico.

Complaints About Illegal Fishing Activities Were Published In La Paz Newspaper (Hot Issues)

Oct 7, 2009

Observatorio Ciudadano’s complaints have been presented to the people in La Paz on the local newspaper, requesting action from authorities against illegal fishing activities.

Plataforma attorneys have been working on lawsuits for all the illegal activities filled on the complaints report and will track them all until they are solved.

Watch the newspaper complaints

Panga longliners de Manzanillo - Why the sail fish are severely depleted (Hot Issues)

Aug 9, 2009

Panga longliners started about 1985 when about 200 permits were issued in Manzanillo for shark. The by catch of sailfish and dorado was about 90% of the total catch. These pangas were landing between 150-200 tons of Sailfish

En BCS la captura del pez dorado seguirá reservada a pesca deportiva (Hot Issues)

Mar 24, 2009

La Paz, Baja California Sur.- El Congreso de la Unión estudia la posibilidad de liberar a la pesca comercial al dorado, pero no en Baja California Sur; la especie hasta ahora reservada, pero de alta demanda en el mercado alimentario.

Old Websites for Archival Information (pdf)

Seawatch 1st Site (1994) 5.4MB
Seawatch 2nd Site (2000) 16MB

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