TOTOABA FISH STUDY PERMITS EXPLAINED
Sept. 21, 2005, Tony Reyes, Tony Reyes Fishing Tours, San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico Totoaba Fishing Warning:
I would like to inform the public that I have spoken to the Department of Fish and Game here in San Felipe regarding the legality of fishing for Totoaba.
I was told that no one has a permit to fish this species, except to study them. It has been reported that there were legal sportfishing permits issued allowing the fishing of this endangered species, but they are false.
Do not try to catch one because if you do catch a totoaba, you will either be prosecuted, fined and/or the boat could be impounded.
If you want to verify this fact, you can call the Department of Fish and Game here in San Felipe at 011-52-686-577-1030.
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