Home NewsPeninsulaBeach Communities Illegal fishing threatens marine species in the Yucatán Peninsula

Illegal fishing threatens marine species in the Yucatán Peninsula

by Yucatan Times
0 comment

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.

El presidente de la Federación de Sociedades Cooperativas Pesqueras del Centro Poniente del Estado, José Luis Carrillo Galaz (Photo: Contrapunto)

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


You may also like

Leave a Comment

Our Company

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consect etur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis.


Laest News

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept

Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?
Update Required Flash plugin