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May 19, 2019


Sea of Shadows documentary on vaquita marina reaps awards at Sundance

Por José Antonio Pérez As the 2019 Sundance Film Festival wrapped up the first week of February, the documentary “Sea of Shadows” about the vaquita marina in the Sea of Cortez garnered the Audience Award in the International Documentary area and was acquired by National Geographic for distribution. The work presents both public and private […]

More than 50 organizations call on efforts to save Vaquita Marina

By José Antonio Pérez More than 50 organizations that defend biodiversity and animal protection from across the globe have called on the Mexican Federal Government to save the endangered vaquita marina. Despite measures taken over the last six years, scientists have acknowledged that of 30 vaquitas thought to have been in existence there remain only […]

Schools, lodging, and vaquita. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Presidents of China and Mexico back actions to protect vaquita marina By José Antonio Pérez Sept. 4, 2017.  The commitment to conserve endangered species, and in particular the vaquita marina in the Upper Gulf of California, was reiterated by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the bilateral meeting held during […]

Tourism Certification & Summer reports. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Workshop on National Tourism Registry and Hotel Certification By José Antonio Pérez Aug. 17, 2017. Representatives from the Sonora Tourism Promotion Commission (COFETUR) led a training workshop this past week on the importance of the National Tourism Registry and Hotel Classification as a tool to establish communication among businesses while providing more information about the […]

Tiburones and Sea report. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Tiburones fall to Marineros in first round of Play-offs The hometown baseball favorite, Tiburones de Puerto Peñasco, were not strong enough to battle Liga Norte de México (LNM) leader Marineros de Ensenada during the first round of play-offs, falling 4 games to 0.  The final blow came before a hometown crowd on Tuesday night, July […]

Día de la Marina, Fishing Restrictions, Memorial Day #s. RockyPoint360 NewsWrap

Día de la Marina Centennial Celebration Press Release Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. June 1, 2017.  Puerto Peñasco Mayor Kiko Munro, along with authorities from the Mexican Navy, and representatives from the three levels of government, led ceremonies on the malecón to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Día de la Marina. During the ceremony, Port Captain […]

Sanctuary to be built in effort to save vaquita marina

By José Antonio Pérez Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, announced the Mexican government will be investing 4 million dollars into creating a sanctuary for the endangered vaquita marina in the Sea of Cortez.  The official further explained resources will be sought from international specialists to help ensure reproduction of the […]

Shrimp & Hake Seasons. RockyPoint 360 NewsWrap

Shrimp size helps compensate for drop in yields By José Antonio Perez Feb. 16, 2017.  Mateo López León, Local Secretary of the National Chamber of the Fishing Industry (CANAINPES), details poor shrimp yields early in the season have been compensated with larger sizes, resulting in a positive balance overall for the 2016-2017 season.  He furthered […]

“Ghost nets” removed from Upper Gulf of California

By José Antonio Perez More than 100 types of fishing gear have been secured as part of a program to remove “ghost nets” from the Upper Gulf of California to protect the endangered vaquita marina. The program is a joint effort of the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the Mexican Navy (SEMAR), […]

Exhibit “Totoaba: Giant of the Upper Gulf of California”

On October 31st, Mayor Kiko Munro along with Ángel Norzagaray, Vice Dean of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), inaugurated the museum worthy exhibit “Totoaba: Giant of the Upper Gulf of California”, on exhibit at the Galería de Artes Municipal (GAM) in the Old Port. “The exhibit,” detailed the UABC Vice Dean, “is being […]

Surveillance system part of efforts to protect Vaquita Marina in Upper Gulf

By Azucena Mazón and Shandra Keesecker Three unmanned aircraft meant to provide surveillance in preventing illegal fishing activities, while helping to protect the endangered vaquita marina in the Upper Gulf of California, were put into operation in Puerto Peñasco through coordinated actions of the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR), Secretary of the Environment and Natural […]