Mexico Fishing Licenses to Fund Conservation

The governor of Baja California Sur announced that future revenues from the sale of Mexico's sport fishing licenses would be applied to the promotion of marine conservation. Governor Leonel Cota Montano also announced a series of planning sessions to assure that the income - potentially millions of dollars per year - will be properly deposited into a trust fund established for that purpose. He also indicated that the private sector would be consulted in a coordinated campaign that will include Mexico's Navy, PROFEPA (the environmental enforcement agency), CONAPESCA (the department of fisheries), as well as educational and promotional programs.