Mexico looking to limit its sardine fishery

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Baja California chamber rejects sardine fishing draft bill

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 01:50 (GMT + 9)




Fishing leaders of Baja California fear that the draft amendment of a rule on sardine fishing in national waters, which was sent by the National Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (CONAPESCA) to the National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (COFEMER), may have a negative impact on the fishing industry in this state.

According to Juan Morán Sánchez, president of the National Chamber of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CANAINPESCA) of Ensenada, the draft of the NOM-003-PESC-1993, which aims to regulate the provisions of the National Fisheries Chart (CNP), will doom shipowners and sardine industrialists in Baja California to collapse.

The entrepreneur expressed fear that the amendment eliminates more than 2,000 direct and 4,000 indirect jobs, and restricts the generation of at least USD 50 million a year in foreign exchange to Baja California.

Morán Sánchez stressed that CNP was modified by CONAPESCA based on recommendations arising from the National Fisheries Institute (INAPESCA) that restrict, limit or inhibit the growth and development of the sardine industry in Baja California.

Besides, he assured that the directors of the Chamber have participated in workshops with INAPESCA officials and with the CONAPESCA head, Mario Aguilar, for months to reach an understanding on the affectations of the sector in Baja California.

"The meetings had agreements and requests that are not reflected in the facts so that the industrial sector of Baja California is defenseless and marginalized sustained growth," he pointed out, according to Ensenada.net.

Limiting the area of small pelagic fisheries established by CONAPESCA for the fleets in the Pacific and the Gulf of Baja California implies that the fleet of Baja California may only carry on business in coastal areas of the entity. Thus, its geographic area is limited to 90 per cent, since it is not possible to fish in California Sur or the Gulf of Baja California.

CANAINPESCA president reported that "there is complete discrimination in the administration of public resources in the fisheries sector in Mexico for the benefit of a few" and predicted that in Baja California "all the tools allowed by the law will be used to challenge and avoid the changes that harm the industry in the state."

"The needs of our state and industry are not negotiable, we will not continue to allow them to keep marginalizing an industry that is united and seeks its growth and potential, so we will work to prevent them from ending the sardine industry in Baja California, by restricting our ability to fish until the sources of jobs and businesses are closed," he concluded.
 
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see what happens when you send your kids to universities in america
 
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IMO restricting the sardine fishery there would be the best thing they could do for our rec fishing here. Hope Conapesca is ready to enforce any restrictions or they will mean little.
 
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Nature has a way of taking care of these things. The population will collaspe and all those jobs will be gone.

Bottom line is the Pens guys are good, well funded well connected and really get what they want.
 
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Don't they realize that BFT in pen's gotta eat?
I was on the vagabond in late August fishing the pens and got to watch the pen guys feed the BFT. They drop huge cubes of frozen stuff in the middle of the pens, very interesting. . .
Feeding time inside and outside the pens!
 
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Anybody remeber the Pew booth at Fred Hall.

These people are smart well funded haters of all things recreational especially fishing.

With closures they helped fund and author around the world their new tactic is to prevent the capture of all bait fish. We will see this in our not too distant future.

The wheels are already way ahead of fishermans weak political organizations and funding.
 
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