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The study finds that El Golfo de Santa Clara’s fisheries have higher revenue, a result of several factors: a more predictable fishing cycle, seasonal price changes, higher dependence on the top species, and fishing zone location.
AUTHORS: Erisman, B., Mascarenas-Osorio, I., López-Sagástegui, C., Moreno-Báez, M., Jiménez-Esquivel, V., and Aburto-Oropeza, O.
By working in collaborations with local fishers, the GCMP compared fishing activities in San Felipe and El Golfo de Santa Clara of the Sea of Cortez to the regulations of the Upper Gulf of California Biosphere Reserve. While the communities’ top four species are the same (blue shrimp, Gulf corvina, bigeye croaker, and Spanish mackerel), San Felipe and Santa Clara differ in fishery effort and revenue. The study found that El Golfo de Santa Clara’s fisheries have higher revenue as a result of several factors: a more predictable fishing cycle, seasonal price changes, having a higher dependence on the top species, and fishing zone location.This study concluded that socioeconomic factors such as dependence on fisheries, area & timing of fishing, and use of & impact on catch can vary widely between communities. It has helped decision makers consider such factors when implementing regulations and management plans. This awareness has also played a crucial role in vaquita and totoaba conservation.