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Fishman Family

Socioeconomic and biological bases for the sustainable exploitation of coastal fisheries resources in the Upper Gulf of California

Principal Researcher: Dr. Aragón Gutierrez Eugenio Alberto

The site known as the Upper Gulf of California in Northwest México is the sea embraced by the states of Sonora and Baja California. The Upper Gulf of California confronts a great conservation challenge for the Mexican society. On the one hand, thousands of persons (fishermen on the sea, women and children at home) depend on fishing. There is no weekly salary that the head of the family brings home for them. If the fishermen do not fish, there is simply no food that day, and no fish to sell. Therefore, there is no money for utilities (electricity, water), and health services for the family......

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