Another La Paz restaurant, Las Tres Virgenes, takes the pledge not to offer parrotfish on their menu.
Las Tres Virgines in La Paz, BCS, Mexico becomes the eleventh restaurant, of an initial target of thirty, to pledge not to buy or sell parrotfish. They join Nim, Barcaccia, Sushi Odayaka, Sorstis, Mc Fisher, El Anzuelo, Mr. Fish, Stella, La Gaviota and Jiro Sushi in a public awareness campaign directed by Lucia Corral and her team at Espiritu Santo es Parte De Ti, a community run project in La Paz dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Espiritu Santo Archipelago.
Parrotfishes are a group of over 90 species that are vital for healthy reef systems since they graze on algae keeping it in check. Without parrotfish on the reef ungrazed algae grows out of balance, smothering the corals and starving them of sunlight.
Please watch this interview with Las Tres Virgines chef, Jesus Chavez Partida, and take the personal pledge not to consume parrotfish, here or anywhere.[Spanish audio with English subtitles.]
Gran entrevista con Jesus Chavez Partida, Chef de Las Tres Virgenes, nos comparte sus puntos de vista acerca de la conservación de Isla Espíritu Santo, se suma a la campaña y nos habla desde su mundo cuales son los esfuerzos que se pueden hacer para conservar el mar y sus especies.#PezPericoLibre #NoCompresPezPerico#EspirituSantoEsParteDeTi
Posted by Espíritu Santo es parte de ti on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
How you can help
There are several ways that you can help us to secure a healthy future for the Espiritu Santo Archipelago.
Think about what you consume from the ocean
In particular, consider avoiding species of fishes that directly maintain the health of the reefs by grazing on algae while keeping it in natural balance with the ecosystem. These include parrotfish and surgeon fish.
Report any illegal or suspicious activities
Ecotourism captains and guides and general boaters are a great tool in the fight against illegal fishing practices. If you encounter any activities that you believe to be illegal or suspicious, try to obtain photographic and/or video evidence of the acts. Attempt to capture recognizible landmarks in the frame so there is no doubt as to where the activities were observed and also record the GPS coordinates. You can send the information to RED Observatorio Ciudadano or to us here at Sea Watch and we will ensure it goes through the proper channels.
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