Fisheries Management Plan for Sea Urchins in Baja California
The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) has launched a fishery management plan for the recovery of the red sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus franciscanus) and the responsible use of the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus).
The initiative involves the urchins produced on the west coast of Baja California peninsula, from Coronado Islands to Cedros Island, Baja California and Natividad Island in Southern Baja California.
This management plan was developed from biological- fishing and socio-economic research by the National Fisheries Institute (Inapesca). The proposed strategy takes into account the verification of the fishing effort not to exceed the amount of ships and the strengthening of surveillance activities of fishing for both resources.