Project: Fisheries

The Nature-Based Marine Tourism Industry in Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula

The Baja California Peninsula in Northern Mexico is renowned for its coastal and marine ecosystems, which support vibrant habitats and, consequently, an important and rapidly growing nature-based marine tourism industry.  In addition to providing recreational opportunities and direct and indirect economic benefits to coastal communities, it can foster and incentivize additional social and environmental benefits through marine conservation. Nevertheless, this...

Echosounder surveys reveal that small fish escape from the Gulf Corvina fishery

Every spring, adult Gulf Corvina (Cynoscion othonopterus) return to where they were born in the Colorado River Delta of the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico. The purpose of this journey is to gather with millions of other Corvina to reproduce on the days prior to the new and full moons in the months of February...

Biological and fisheries monitoring of the Gulf Corvina in the Upper Gulf of California

In the Upper Gulf of California, the Gulf corvina (Cynoscion othonopterus) fishery is one of the most important due to its catch volumes (between 2,000 and 6,000 tons per year) and economic gains ($ USD 3 million / year) (1). The Gulf corvina, from the Sciaenidae family, is a fish endemic to this region that...

Bahía Magdalena: habitat diversity sustains fisheries

The lagoon complex Bahia Magdalena-Almejas (BMA) is one of the most biodiverse lagoon ecosystems in the state of Baja California Sur, making it an attractive location for ecotourism and fishing. High productivity prevails most of the year as a result of the diversity of marine and coastal habitats: mangroves, dunes, sand bars, islands, deep water...

Fisheries: What is Fisheries Program?

Our fisheries program has gained considerable recognition for the research it has produced through a strong, international and regional network of collaborators from all sectors (government, public, academic, stakeholders). We produce and provide robust, high-quality scientific information related to the Gulf of California’s fisheries, marine reserves, coastal and marine ecosystems, and climate change. At the same time, we build scientific capacity in the region and broadly communicate the results of our research to all sectors and audiences to ensure that sound science is incorporated in management and policy decision processes.

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