By José Antonio Pérez
The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) reports monitoring efforts around Bird Island have found an increase in sea lions getting tangled up in nylon fishing nets and other debris.
CEDO, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020, continues with efforts to retrieve abandoned fishing equipment, while raising awareness among fishermen by providing them with training on how to untangle individual animals by using protocols developed by international experts. In November, a special CEDO workshop will seek to establish the first permanent work group in Mexico aimed at disentangling sea lions from nets.
For many years, in conjunction with local fishermen, CEDO has been working on monitoring the sea lion population in the area of Bird Island while carrying out a series of disentanglement missions.
For more information, visit: Saving the Sea Lions of San Jorge