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Fish species in danger for unsustainable fishing practices

By Tribune Travel

October 16, 2023

The exceptional quality of Southern Californian fish products in terms of taste and safety has earned them national and international recognition. However, this reputation is under threat due to the excessive exploitation of fish stocks.


Martín Inzunza Tamayo, the Technical Director of the Fund for the Protection of Marine Resources (FONMAR), has pointed out that the significant demand for fish specimens for human consumption and as feed for farm animals and domestic cats has led to the depletion of around 500 marine species, posing a threat to the delicate ecosystem.


To address the shortage of fish in stores, some have proposed the release of dorado fish for commercial fishing. However, the head of FONMAR warns that this approach will only exacerbate the problem rather than solve it.


It is worth noting that Senator Raul Elenes Angulo has introduced an initiative to amend the General Law of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture. The director cautions that if successful, this amendment could potentially result in an ecological catastrophe.





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