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Alternative fishing gears may do more harm than good in the Upper Gulf of California

Alternative fishing gears are often designed with one target species in mind. If the new…

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Bahía Magdalena: habitat diversity sustains fisheries

The lagoon complex Bahia Magdalena-Almejas (BMA) is one of the most biodiverse lagoon ecosystems in…

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Effects of short-term marine reserves on grouper and bass populations

Marine ecosystems sustain significant anthropogenic impacts from activities like overfishing, habitat deterioration, destructive fishing practices,…

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Mexico’s national fishery statistics

Conclusions In 1995 the Mexican Secretariat of Fisheries published the National Fisheries Inventory for the…

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Fisheries

Alternative fishing gears may do more harm than good in the Upper Gulf of California

Alternative fishing gears are often designed with one target species in mind. If the new…

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Eco-tourism

Ecotourism or Ecotour-ish? Evaluation of Marine-Based Ecotourism Operations in Baja California Sur

With the unstoppable (1) growth of the tourism industry expanding further into remote, natural areas,…

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Eco-tourism

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…

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Biological Monitoring

Groupers Spawning Aggregations in the Mexican Caribbean

Fish Spawning Aggregations (FSA) represent a vulnerable ecological process. In many species, individuals travel long…

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Fisheries

Economic value of fishing activity in the lagoon complex of Bahía Magdalena-Almejas, B.C.S., Mexico

The communities of Puerto San Carlos and Puerto Chale are part of the Bahía Magdalena-Almejas…

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Ecology

Relationship between size of polyps and the distribution of sea fans in the Gulf of California

Sea fans, or soft corals, which can form extensive underwater forests, are the dominant group…

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Mangroves

Distant mangroves share similar fish communities, while neighbors can be different

Mangrove forests form complex and productive ecosystems at the edges of the tropical oceans, and…

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Kelp Forests

Assessing the role of fish in kelp forests and rocky reefs

There is a widespread perception that the healthier an ecosystem is, the more species it…

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