Shrimp season begins! RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Trying out new nets for shrimp season in Upper Gulf of California

By José Antonio Pérez

Sept. 15, 2017.  As shrimp season begins in the Upper Gulf of California on September 15th, so will a 15-day program to try out new shrimping nets in the Golfo de Santa Clara, confirmed Federal Fishing Affairs representative Hermenegildo Ramírez López.  The Fishing Affairs official detailed following two years of a fishing ban, a group of 200 smaller fishing vessels from Santa Clara will participate in a pilot project using “suripera” nets.  Depending on results from the two-week trial period, the National Fishing Institute (INAPESCA) should issue a resolution as to commercial fishing permits with the use of “suriperas” in the Upper Gulf of California.  The suriperas are an artisanal technique that use wind and tide to drift.


Shrimp season expects 1700 ton yield

By José Antonio Pérez

Sept. 15, 2017. The Puerto Peñasco shrimping season, to begin at 6 a.m. on September 16th anticipates matching or surpassing last year’s overall yield of 1700 tons.  Hermenegildo Ramírez López, Federal Fishing representative, detailed as in previous years nearly 100 boats had departed earlier in order to begin the season in ports such as Topologampo, Altata, Yavaros, and Guaymas, The remaining 20 boats in the fleet would be starting work to capture the “pink gold” from Puerto Peñasco itself.  He noted initial yields from coastal fishermen in the center and south of Sonora have been promising, therefore hopes are for deep sea fishermen to have profitable yields.


Mass marks beginning of 2017-2018 shrimp season

By José Antonio Pérez

Sept. 15, 2017.  A ceremony praising the fishing origins of Puerto Peñasco, with prayers for a good shrimp season, was held on September 14th as the 2017-2018 season begins.   For a fifth straight year, and in strengthening traditions, just over 400 people gathered near the Virgen de Guadalupe statue in the port area to stress the importance of fishing, as the economic life of Puerto Peñasco has been and is based on the life and results of local fishermen.

AZ social media “influencers” visit Puerto Peñasco

By José Antonio Pérez

In strengthening promotional campaigns for Puerto Peñasco, bets are on social networking to help attract more tourism. With this in mind, 17 blogger “influencers” recently spent the weekend in town, detailed Héctor Vázquez del Mercado, President of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV).  At the same time, promotional campaigns continue to promote the hashtag #arizonasbeach as a key phrase to boost Puerto Peñasco as the closest beach to Arizona, highlighting the acceptance the spot has had with folks from Arizona.

These familiarization trips (Fam Trips) for bloggers and influencers, he detailed, promote Puerto Peñasco from the platform of different blogs and across social networks.  On this occasion, blogs of those who recently visited Puerto Peñasco emphasize photography, travel, family, videos, cuisine and adventure including:

Valentina Val Photography (Instagram)

@thelaurenstyle (twitter)


Local Rotary Club sends donated goods to those impacted by Lidia

By José Antonio Pérez

Sept. 12, 2017.   Following a week long collection campaign, the local Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco AC) received over one ton of clothing, shoes, towels, and sheets, along with dried food goods and water to send to communities in Baja California Sur impacted by tropical storm Lidia earlier this month.  Club President María Dolores Monteverde Sesma detailed, at the close of the five day campaign set up at the Fire Department they were able to collect a ton of clothing, towels, and sheets, 880 bottles of water, 26 grocery packages, along with three large boxes filled with dried food goods. This is in addition to toothbrushes, personal hygiene items, adult diapers, and medicine, among other smaller details.




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