Fish Populations in the Sea of Cortez Are Rebounding Thanks to a Marine-Protected Area
Check out this amazing photo of a giant school of fish in Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur.
PHOTO BY ANUAR PATJANE FLORIUK
The reefs near Cabo Pulmo, in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, once swarmed with fish—until, because of overfishing, they didn’t anymore.
In 1995, a marine-protected area called Cabo Pulmo National Park was established there, and commercial fishing was prohibited.
Since then, fish populations have more than quadrupled. Here, a school of bigeye trevallies checks out a diver.
This article appeared in the November/December 2018 edition with the headline “School of Thought.”
Source: The Baja Post
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