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Ciencias marinas

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VAZQUEZ-HURTADO, M et al. Artisanal fisheries in La Paz Bay and adjacent oceanic area (Gulf of California, Mexico). Cienc. mar [online]. 2010, vol.36, n.4, pp.433-444. ISSN 0185-3880.

We analyzed the artisanal fishery capture data for La Paz Bay (Baja California Sur, Mexico) from 1998 to 2005. Capture data were related to the reproductive cycle of each species. Complete fishing records for 18 species of commercial importance belonging to eight families were identified. The most frequently captured species in La Paz Bay was the Pacific red snapper Lutjanus peru, with 43% of the total capture. This species was followed in importance by the spotted rose snapper Lutjanus guttatus, other groupers (Serranidae), and the jacks (Carangidae), with 18.8%, 15%, and 7.3% of the capture, respectively. Other commercial species captured in smaller amounts included the yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares, the California flounder (or California halibut) Paralichthys californicus, the flathead mullet Mugil cephalus, the goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara, and different species of mojarra (Gerreidae). With few exceptions, catches outside the bay were higher than in the inner bay. All species were caught throughout the year regardless of their reproductive season. We recommend the implementation of fishery regulations for La Paz Bay, especially in the case of the Pacific red snapper, since it is the most exploited. Currently, overexploitation and possible local shortage of species may occur at any time and without warning in the near future. Aside from fishery management, an attractive option for increasing the supply of marine resources in the area is to use the inner bay for marine fish farming.

Palabras llave : artisanal fishery; fishing resources; La Paz Bay.

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