A huge breakthrough was just made: this year, fishermen have received the ability to apply to the shrimp farm PROREMARCO as an alternative livelihood. This is, in a sense, another buy-out option. As in all buy-out categories, fishermen entering PROREMARCO must surrender at least one fishing permit, the boat, and fishing gear associated to it. CONANP has determined that this project needs a minimum of 62 applications to be economically viable. If you are or know any Gulf fishermen, please inform them on this subject.
If the Vaquita continues to decline at the same rate as it has been, it will be extinct in 2 YEARS! We need to do something about it now, and YOU could be the one to donate the last dollar needed to set the buy-out in full swing! Check out the Blogroll to donate.