SeaWatch supports those that are making a difference in the Marine Park at Espiritu Santo Island and in the bay of La Paz.
This community initiative was started in 2015 with funding from Sea Watch in a bid to help restore the coral reef areas around the Espiritu Santo Archipelago.
The work of ROC is centered around providing nighttime vigilance around the Espiritu Santo Archipelago and in the Bay of La Paz against illegal fishing.
- Erendira Valle: Removing nets from the sea lions. https://fondeadora.mx/projects/desenmalle-de-lobos-marinos-en-isla-espiritu-santo
- Dra. Dení Ramírez Macías – Director of Whale Shark Mexico/ Tiburón Ballena México, who has maintained whale shark research and protection in the Bay of La Paz since 2002. Their website is http://www.whalesharkmexico.com/
- NOS, has been working with the Manglito Community, where most of the illegal fishermen come from, to create new jobs, schooling and work alternatives for the fishermen and their families
- Armando Figaredo the Televisa “go to reporter when discussing the Sea of Cortes is a very valuable asset. We have worked together since 1994 reporting on the continuing destruction in the Sea of Cortes. Our latest reports with him are: Disentangling sea lions from fishermen’s nets
- Vince Radice – http://worldsaquarium.com – While Vince operates out of Guaymas, his work on stopping the illegal fishing of Dorado is ground breaking and just recently he got them put on a US protected species list (IUU) so dorado from Mexico can’t be legally imported into the USA anymore.