COMMERICAL FISHING BLAMED FOR DECLINE IN TRIPUI AREA
July 21, 2005, Thomas Wares, Puerto Escondido, Mexico Fishing Report:
I have had a place in Tripui, for the past 18 years, and the past 3 to 4 years, we have been noticing a rapid decline in our sportfishing.
I was there from June 1st though July 16th, and none of us in the park that I know of got into any real dorado, just a couple of very small fish. The inshore action was not a whole lot better for any quality size fish.
The folks I read about in Western Outdoor News (W.O.N.) usually ran 50 to 60 miles out, just to pick up a couple of fish. The area did have a pretty good marlin bite, that was off-and-on. I saw on many occasions the pangueros coming back with their clients skunked. A person could get somewhat of a different idea of the fishing in Loreto after reading some of the articles.
Nevertheless the problem is still the same, the constant commercial fishing that goes on in our area and outside. I believe, as everyone else does that if this keeps up, this will be the norm rather than the exception. It is truly sad to see how fast a fishery can go downhill, if left unregulated. I just hope I'm wrong and this is just the exception.
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