The president of the Federation of the local Fishery Cooperativas, José Luis Carrillo Galáz, informed that the illegal capture of octopus that entered into a ban on December 15, 2018, will cause a bad season (it opens on August 1st).
Carrillo Galáz explained that last year, from August 1 to December 15, a historical figure was registered, with a total of 35,435 tons, which left an economic spill of 4 billion pesos.
He said that the lack of surveillance in the Yucatan coasts promotes the illegal fishing of octopus, lobster and grouper.
“The lobster catching season just opened July 1st, and there so far the numbers are pretty low. These irresponsible illegal furtive fishermen are not aware of the damage they cause to the natural resources of the area”, the president of the Federation of the local Cooperativas said.
Carrillo Galáz pointed out that more than one thousand tonnes of grouper have already been caught this year by Yucatecan fishermen, from April 1st to June 30th.
Illegal fishing is a key driver of global overfishing, which threatens marine ecosystems, puts food security and regional stability at risk, and it’s a crime.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom
more recommended stories
Coronavirus cases rise to more than 650 worldwide as infection spreads to other countries
The fast-spreading infection prompted local authorities.
Traditional celebration of the Candelaria to take place in Tekal de Venegas
Tekal de Venegas, Yucatán.- The annual.
Wuhan virus spreads as China places entire cities on lockdown
According to CNN, authorities in the People’s.
Under AMLO… Mexico continues to plummet
Mexico is no longer amongst the.
Parents of children with cancer clash with police
Children with cancer in severe danger.
Yucatan with a confirmed case of coronavirus
MERIDA Yucatán – Yesterday, while President.
Ancient Aztec Temazcal uncovered by archaeologists in Mexico City’s La Merced
According to BBC, an ancient “sweat.
Migrant Caravan and Guardia Nacional clash at the Mexico-Guatemala border
Hundreds of Central American migrants who.
Snakes could be the original source of Coronavirus outbreak in China
Snakes—the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra—may.
Katerina Sakellaropoulou becomes Greece’s first woman president
Athens, Greece (CNN)High court judge and.