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Protect reproduction areas of commercial species.

Gulf of California

Santa Martha

San Mateo

Restore populations of species such as groupers, snappers, parrotfish, lobsters and snails.

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Prohibited activities:

San Carlos

Tembabiche

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Fishing refugia were designed and agreed upon by residents of the communities that fish in the area, based on their empirical knowledge and their management and conservation priorities. These refugia (both nationally and internationally) are considered potentially an effective management tool that allows sustainable use of marine resources, and offers protection to their critical habitat.

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San Dieguito

La Habana

Restore fishing sites intensely fished. Improve long-term fisheries landings (capture).

Punta Alta La Cueva Nopoló

San Evaristo Macrolocalization

El Pardito

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25° 22’ 17.62’’ N

110° 59’ 16.17’’ W

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25° 17’ 56.43’’ N

110° 56’ 49.56’’ W

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25° 16’ 19.68’’ N

110° 56’ 40.48’’ W

111° 00’ 35.61’’ W

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25° 22’ 17.62’’ N

110° 58’ 50.17’’ W

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25° 17’ 56.43’’ N

110° 55’ 55.29’’ W

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25° 16’ 19.68’’ N

110° 56’ 18.86’’ W

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25° 32’ 28.94’’ N

110° 59’ 06.42’’ W

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25° 21’ 39.94’’ N

110° 58’ 50.17’’ W

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25° 17’ 29.96’’ N

110° 55’ 56.28’’ W

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25° 31’ 11.17’’ N

110° 59’ 06.42’’ W

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25° 21’ 39.94’’ N

110° 59’ 08.98’’ W

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2,000 m

Bajo “La Burbuja”

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1,490 m

Mangrove a

Photos: Israel Sánchez Alcántara N

Graphic design: AQUÍ-MERO / Paola Ruffo y Lucia Corral

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Cuesta Alta

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2,500 m 500

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WWW.CONAPESCA.GOB.MX

Fishing refugia limits

715 m

Punta Colorada

San Marcial

Tembabiche Estuary offers protection to different species in their reproductive and juvenile stages.

San Mateo

1,000 m

El Portugués Punta Coyote

Punta Botella is strategically located to offer refuge to species coming from Tembabiche estuary.

San Mateo is a deep refugia with sargassum patches, that act as natural nurseries to a wide range of species.

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Barra sur

Mexico 1. Agreement published in the Federal Government Gazette on November 16, 2014. 2. Fishing refugia were established for a 5 year period in order to evaluate their efectiveness after this term.

Geographic coordinates

111° 00’ 35.61’’ W

Lighthouse

San Francisquito

Geographic coordinates

25° 31’ 11.17’’ N

300 m

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Tembabiche Estuary

25° 32’ 28.94’’ N

Barra norte

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Fishing Refugia

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San José

Punta Botella

Geographic coordinates

San Marcial offers protection to commercial species in their reproductive stages. This area covers reefs, boulders and a series of underwater seamounts including “La Burbuja”.

Las Ánimas

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Fishing Refugia

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Everyone can and should report illegal activities. However, enforcement and legal follow through is carried out by an officer of CONAPESCA (National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries) with support of a local community enforcement council. Compliance and surveillance is everyone’s responsibility for the fishing refugia to be successful. Complaints: (612)123 6090 ext. 72239

Palma Sola

Ensenada de Cortés

San Mateo

Geographic coordinates

Who is in charge of surveillance?

Fishing and extractive activities of any kind (sport fishing, commercial fishing, sport diving, amongst others).

Santa Cruz

San Marcial

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Fishing Refugia

812 m

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Fishing Refugia

1,150 m

A network of eleven fishing refugia was established in the marine coastal Corridor San Cosme – Punta Coyote, BCS, Mexico, totaling less than 1% of the total fishing area. This network was established to contribute to the restoration and development of fisheries resources, as well as to protect the critical habitat and ecosystems essential to those species¹,².

Agua Verde

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2,409 m

Fishing Refugia established on November 16, 2012 Duration: 5 years

San Marcial

1,000 m

FISHING REFUGIA NETWORK

What are the main goals of fishing refugia?

Fishing refugia can benefit both marine resources and society. The main goals of these refugia are:

Area

1000m N

5.92 km 2

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Punta Botella

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Tembabiche Estuary

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1000m N

0.62 km 2

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1000m N

0.87 km 2

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1000m N

0.58 km 2

Profile for Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá AC

Fishing refugia network brochure  

In this three part document you can find the basic info of the first network of fishing refugia created in México.

Fishing refugia network brochure  

In this three part document you can find the basic info of the first network of fishing refugia created in México.

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