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 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2017 04:50 pm
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Richard Baca


Thank you Hook. Yes, it's spotty, but given the thousands of years of fishing, there are still fish there. Not everywhere as you point out though. It seems that many littoral regions with large human populations are causing overfishing problems. Not so here though, because we only have two significant cities on the whole Gulf of California, Guaymas/Empalme and La Paz. So the problem in the Gulf has to be longliners and seiners. It matters not that they are Mexican or Japanese; IMO, the Mexican government has to police the Gulf asserting its 200 mile "economic zone". Just look at the illegal fishing in the Northern Gulf where the vaquita and totoaba are near extinction! I think that it's due to woefully inadequate policing. And it's not like they didn't know it was happening. John Steinbeck mentions a weird encounter in Bahia Los Angeles in 1939! And a visit to a Japanese factory ship just outside of Guaymas also in 1939! It's time for the Mexican government to step up to the plate!

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