Whale sharks have become big business in La Paz Mexico. Last year in 2014 Sea Watch saw that many of the Whale sharks ( 2/3 by the end of the season in June) had been damaged by propellers. After photgraphing the damage we worked with Televisa’s Armando Figaredo to publicize this problem and get officials […]
Posts in category What’s killing the Sea of Cortes & how can we stop it?
Since the early 1980’s with the advent of mass pangas and outboards most carrying one or more inshore monofilament of 400′ and many having 1500 hook surface longlines the sea started it’s rapid decline
This is a great example of what has been killing the sea of Cortes. In a 10 year period from 1985 to 1995, over 200,000 sharks died in the San Francisquito Bay fishery before it finally collapsed. An almost equal number of other fish, the by-catch that couldn’t be sold immediately, were simply thrown away. […]