San Felipe fishing protest

BLT4BJA

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I have several friends south of SF who are texting me tonight asking about road closures due to another possible "fishing protest" in SF. They will be headed back to the States tomorrow,If anyone has anything current please advise.
 

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Talk Baja has pics of a government truck burning, Highway closed, apparently the local fishing collective leader got popped for having meth and it all went south from there.
 
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No more "Trigger" fish..? Are we over fishing..?
It seems so quiet down there. Am I wrong.?
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Brandt_Anderson

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I don't think it's overfishing. I think it's conservation and environmentalist efforts, like protecting the Vaquita from Totoaba poachers. I don't know all the intimate details, but from the locals I've spoken to, it's having a hugely detrimental effect on the local economy, and crime is increasing.
 

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They're still fishing, just having to go farther south before they start to drop nets and lines. I believe they have to go to Puertecitos before they can begin, which costs time, money, and fuel. And yes, it is based on the attempt to protect the Vaquita, which seems to not be working anyway. Gov't was subsidizing the loss of income for the fishermen at first, but I believe that has run out. Isn't socialism great?
 

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Yeah all the fishing has moved South to Puertocitos and a bunch of fish camps and processing sites have popped up. They even had night time checkpoint going for poachers on the highway Sat after the race. All the locals have moved their Pangas down South.
 

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I was in Puertocitos on Friday the 25th and there were not any road closures. A local who runs a sport fishing business in SF said that 2 more Vaquitas we killed taking the total to 28. There was a Sea Shepard Ship in the Marina (The guys from Whale wars), also heard some stories about the Mexican navy shooting poachers and ramming their boats.
 

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Good story, here today on our third day... like a ghost town on the malecon. Fri night a few stores were open, we were the only ones at the Miramar till 8ish


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