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San Felipe Fishermen Say They Will Not Allow the Fishing Ban to be Extended

El Jefazo - The Fulano Forum
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August 15, 2016
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The vaquita porpoise in Mexico is a marine mammal on the brink of extinction. An estimated 60 animals remain and gillnets - nearly invisible fishing nets set for shrimp - are the primary cause of their mortality. (Vaquita.tv)

Fishermen in the upper Gulf of California will not allow an extension of the 2-year-long fishing ban placed by the federal government, said the president of the Federation of Coastal Cooperative of San Felipe, Sunshine Rodríguez Peña.

The fishermen's representative in San Felipe stressed that there are only six months left until the fishing ban ends, and "we know there is a threat of an embargo against Mexico, but we, and I repeat, the presidential agreement was for two years, and that is how it will be."

He said that when the fishermen agreed to the implementation of the ban, the time period was defined, and now after 16 months the economy of San Felipe has declined as the lack of work causes crime.

"Unfortunately, the environmentalists continue attacking the fishing sector, and continue demanding that no fishing be allowed, and they do not want any boat to go to sea. This is something we are not going to allow, not the people of San Felipe nor the fishing industry, nor in the Gulf of Santa Clara in Sonora," warned Rodríguez Peña.

He said he is aware of the intention to permanently close fishing, and the residents of the two fishing towns are calling for a demonstration next September 16.

"The town's economy, besides from being forgotten by the three levels of government in all their activities, has been a catastrophe for San Felipe," said the fishermen's representative, who read a speech at the official program presentation, where the President Peña Nieto was present.

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