Monthly archives for June, 2015

Why there are almost no dorado or sai...

Note: July 18, 2015 – here are the results of the Dorado Shootout held at Palmas de Cortez yesterday.  “Team Bite Me takes first place and a 2015 4×4 Toyota Tacoma with a 12.9lbs. dorado plus $24,000 in jackpot money.  The other four major dorado events this year in Puerto Escondido, (Vagabundos del Mar) Loreto, […]

Sea Watch works with Al Jazeera to ex...

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Killing fish with Hookah now outlawed...

Killing fish with Hookah now outlawed nationally, as a result of law sponsored by Sea Watch.

  Pistoleros and encerradores are killing the Bay of La Paz and the Sea of Cortes Dec 22, 2009 WATCH VIDEO IN ENGLISH WATCH VIDEO IN SPANISH Pistoleros (night spearfishermen using hookah) and encerradores (daytime divers using hookah and driving reef fish into monofilament gill nets) are killing the Bay of La Paz. In the […]

Sea Watch – 2010 a very success...

Sea Watch – The year in review. Please read the December 2010 Sea Watch newsletter – The year in review. It is surprising and uplifting to see what has happened in just one year. Newsletter 2010 in review English Newsletter 2010 in review Spanish Please follow and like us:20

What divers from around the world get...

Los Islotes (La Lobera) that unique place that still brings divers to La Paz and that still allows monofilament gill nets to be placed in the Marine Reserve gives divers a chance to see first hand the destruction caused by these nets. Please follow and like us:20

Video From “Los Islotes”

Video From “Los Islotes” after 2 years of Vigilance   This video was shot at about 40 feet of the NW corner of Islotes on 10-23-11, where the Pargo (dog tooth snapper) have made a strong comeback over the last 3 years since there has been vigilance from OC and others. The majority of the […]

Why Sea Watch helped found and suppor...

The reason Sea Watch and others founded “OC” Observatorio Ciudadano in 2009 and has supported it since is that S.W. believes that the major problem with fisheries management in Mexico is the lack of a clear legal framework and virtually no vigilance or enforcement. As a result any attempts to protect fish stocks through MPA’s […]

Encerradores and Pistoleros killed 20...

Encerradores doing the early years of this technique, around 2000-2005 cleaned out most of the reefs between La Paz and Loreto. There were up to 40 boats working. They would put their nets around the edge of the rocky reefs along the shore line and then drive fish into them by banging iron rebar onto […]

What experienced return divers say ab...

Dear Undercurrent: I just returned from a far-north to far-south Sea of Cortez trip on the Rocio del Mar, which you covered in your October issue. My impression of the Rocio del Mar’s crew is similar to your author’s positive experiences. However, my experience with the two dive guides was less impressive: mostly babysitting, Rocio […]

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