The Reason why the Revillagigedo islands are closed

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  1. vegasandre

    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    And may reopen :)

    If you guys get a chance this past weeks WON has a great LR season special pullout in it.
    Some great interviews in the section and some good info as well.

    Frank Lopreste told the interesting story on why the Islands were closed in the first place.
    I had never heard this story before.

    Pretty messed up story actually.
    But I think there is a chance..... Just like the Lupe.


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  2. Bill W

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    Amazing...I had no frickin idea that's why the islands are closed. The fishing (and killing) of mantas by locals seems pretty common in baja. I've seen it on several occasions around the East Cape. A couple of years ago I made the 1.5 hr ride from Bahia de Palmas north to Bahia de los Muertos on a panga to buy live bait for roosters. When we rounded the point there were about 20 pangas on the beach filleting about 100 mantas. I looked at my skipper like...WTF? He just shrugged his shoulders and said "a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do."
     
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    Cool story, brah, but it wasn't just the commercials.

    I was always curious about this subject.
    I wondered why i couldn't go where the other guys had gone before me.
    So I googled the topic just as you posted it.
    Franks' version of the facts is there.
    And some other interesting reading material as well.

    I rode the Shogun w/ a guy last spring who was on the trip where they got busted.
    He told a good story too.
     
  5. Workplacesafety

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    All I'm going to say is "If it's in WON it's got to be true"
     
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    aguachico I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    i met a guy that is a in the Mexican military. the fotos of the fish that he caught there recently were amazing. right of shore. sharks are still a problem.
     
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    In Frank we trust...
     
  8. Pangamaster

    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    Actually here is a much more detailed and telling story......

    You can almost see the ban was caused by this American Mike McGettigan or at least he got the ball rolling on the ban....

    He is a member of Seawatch which makes Green Peace look a conservative organization. Some interesting stuff in here on how the whole thing played out and who the backers of the ban were and how the SAC fought and was preceived by Mexico. The Solmar V dive boat has long backed the ban as they use the islands for eco dive trips.

    http://www.mexfish.com/mexi/mexi/af020405/af020405.htm
     
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  11. Carl

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    So nothing about a Manta Ray in the article. :confused:
     
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    Revisionist history?????
     
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    Without a doubt. Multiple LR boats caught fishing in the biosphere? My sources tell me that SAC boats have been caught fishing MPAs, Cowcod Closures, on a fairly regular basis. SAC spins a good yarn and WON swallows each and every load of it.
     
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    WON did report and name multiple sport boats caught poaching in the article. Part of an ongoing, well ingrained tradition.
    I know the sportboat code of ethics is mostly they'd screw their own mother out of a buck and brag about it to their buddies.

    What never ceases to amaze me is how the passengers leave their morals at the dock when they pay big $ to go poaching. Somehow that's OK and accepted.
     
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    No worse than a guy going 65mph in a 55 mph zone. No worse than the guy making love to his wife using an illegal sex position. No worse than the guy that samples a grape at the grocery store. You seem pretty uptight, you should try to lighten up a bit. Are you a republican btw? :)
     
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    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Tell me more about the illegal sex positions. Just want to know if I missed something.
     
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    Hmmp....corrosion of the human condition does have a sound...who knew.
     
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    f................ing divers. just like here in the MLPAs, they get to dive, we can't even go there. Terry Maas is another. good read though. "blue water hunters".
     

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