Pesca ABC is the acronym in Spanish for Alternative Fishers of Baja California.
Is a grassroots civil organization based in San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico, integrated by committed, innovative and highly participative fishermen.
The mission of Pesca ABC: contributing to the conservation of the Upper Gulf of California marine ecosystem and to the well-being of local families.
Pesca ABC wants to inspire fishermen around the region to be the new allies in the solution of socio-environmental issues.
All active members are fishermen, and the founders are pioneers in the use of alternative fishing gear.
In 2008 the Mexican authorities implemented a Fishing Gear Replacement Program that allowed fishermen on switching gear to alternative one. Within those fishermen who voluntarily quit to their traditional gillnets, a group with outstanding qualifications emerged.
Since then, these innovative fishermen, as an informal group, collaborated in diverse projects to save the vaquita, with many agencies.
But finally, in 2016 this group of innovative fishermen established the NGO Pesca ABC.
FOUNDING MEMBERS OF PESCA ABC
Over 50 fishers are now members of Pesca ABC.
MSc. Claudia Cecilia Gonzalez-Olimon
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