How fishers are working toward more sustainable practices.
Host Ruxandra Guidi concludes this season with a look at the state of fishing in the Upper Gulf of California. She meets with members of Pesca ABC, an organization of fishers who are trying to implement sustainable fishing practices. She also shares some good news about the vaquita porpoise and the efforts to protect its habitat.
About The Catch: Coming up on this season of The Catch, we head to the Upper Gulf of California, to see what a porpoise, a fish whose bladder fetches tens of thousands of dollars on the black market, and the highly desirable—and delicious—colossal shrimp tell us about the complicated world of fishing. This spring, Foreign Policy is partnering with the Walton Family Foundation for season two of The Catch, hosted by Ruxandra Guidi. We'll hear how local fishermen are caught between providing for their families and protecting marine habitats. And how governments, importers, and consumers all have a role in returning balance to the Upper Gulf of California. Follow and listen to The Catch in Spanish and English wherever you get your podcasts. Listen to The Catch in Spanish here. See All Episodes
More The Catch episodes:
Part 5: Pressure Points
Learn what importers and consumers can do to improve sustainability.
Part 4: The Cartel of the Sea
And how the weak response from the Mexican government is impacting local fishers.
Part 3: The Embargo
Hear about efforts to cut down on gillnets in the Upper Gulf and save the vaquita.