The president of the National Chamber of the Fishing Industry, Humberto Becerra, opposed the possible legislation that wants to turn the Sea of Cortez into a protected natural area.
He pointed out that this marine zone, which includes the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, and Sinaloa, generates 60 percent of the fishing production nationwide. In addition, he said, of that activity, one million 200 thousand people, live off fishing approximately.
He noted that the proposal to officially transform the Sea of Cortez into a protected natural area was made by an NGO that, according to Becerra, looks after the interests of tourism and mining entrepreneurs in Baja California.
He said that issuing opinions without consulting the direct actors within the industry ends up harming an entire sector that depends on the activity.
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