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 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 09:26 pm
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m620c
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Just had lunch at Hammerheads and saw an appx 26' express pull up to the cleaning station.  No name and no charter numbers. One silver outrigger and one black outrigger.  Appeared to have two hispanic looking fishermen and two or three captain/crew.  Unloaded and cleaned 17-20 female dorado all between 6 & 14 pounds, completely full of eggs.  When I asked the guy cleaning why all the small ones, his response was "mucho disponible" (many available).  I know this is not the crux of the issue with our fishery, but it makes me sick to witness such a waste.

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 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2019 10:18 pm
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It is sickening, just like the commercial hooka divers that night dive for baby lobster, they don't care. Just they way Mexicans think. The summer is the worse time for this carelessness. Unfortunate!

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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 04:26 pm
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Sadly, there is no size limit on dorado.

Gee, I guess the boat must have had 8-10 anglers on board. Two dorado per angler is the limit.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 05:09 pm
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There is a suggested size limit from one group, but it wouldn't matter, as obviously limits don't matter either.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 05:16 pm
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While it is lamentable that sportfisherman take small fish it is the commercial fishing sector that has destroyed the Dorado fishery in the sea of Cortez not the sport fishermen not even immoral sport fisherman have caused the destruction of the Dorado fishing here.

And it wouldn't matter if there was a limit on size because there is no enforcement as we all know. Mexico doesn't spend money in fisheries enforcement and it doesn't look like they will in any time in the near future.

That is why we would like to have some kind of marine park here in San Carlos where local users would be in charge of inspection and enforcement.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 11th, 2019 08:09 pm
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The marines shot and killed two pangueros 2 months ago in San Felipe poaching Totuava. Video is on the internet.

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I have seen the same thing happening up here in Kino, with catches over the limits, but more important, almost totally female, small size, same rationalization. I have not seriously tried for dorado for years because of this. Sad indeed.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 16th, 2019 03:23 pm
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Last winter I counted 8 draggers one night side by side rapping the bottom. When will they shut those fools down ?? Why not go to traps for prawns rather than drag ??

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 Posted: Mon Jun 17th, 2019 08:39 pm
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Your going to have about as much luck there as telling the cartel to stop selling drugs, or migrants to cross legally.

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