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Mexican Fishery Manager Gets Tough – Will it Happen?

September 21, 2007
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Mexico will prohibit all drift gillnets, as well as the use of longlines, on vessels longer than 27 feet within 50 miles of the coast, and refuse to license any factory vessels applying to fish in the country’s national waters, according to Ramon Corral, the new commissioner of CONAPESCA, the national fisheries agency of Mexico. Corral made these proclamations after a series of meetings with fishery scientists. A month later, Director of Fisheries Prisciliano Melendrez Barrios wrote a letter saying gillnets would remain until further study, according to the environmental website www.seawatch.org. For more information, visit www.billfish.org.

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