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Fishing for sea turtles for a biological monitoring project in Loreto Bay National Park. Using fishermen who have previously fished illegally for the turtles and using practices they found to be successful, this monitoring trip netted and tagged four times as many turtles in one day as the park service tagged all last year. Eco tour guide Pancho Mayoral is training to be the first outiftter in the Loreto area to be able to take clients out to assist on sea turtle monitoring trips. From a September 2010 assignment in Loreto, Baja del Sur, Mexico to document Rare Conservation's Pride & Fisheries Fellows program to support the development of more sustainable fisheries by empowering the local community to learn about, take pride in, and better manage their resources. Learn more at www.rareconservation.org.
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Fishing for sea turtles for a biological monitoring project in Loreto Bay National Park. Using fishermen who have previously fished illegally for the turtles and using practices they found to be successful, this monitoring trip netted and tagged four times as many turtles in one day as the park service tagged all last year. Eco tour guide Pancho Mayoral is training to be the first outiftter in the Loreto area to be able to take clients out to assist on sea turtle monitoring trips. From a September 2010 assignment in Loreto, Baja del Sur, Mexico to document Rare Conservation's Pride & Fisheries Fellows program to support the development of more sustainable fisheries by empowering the local community to learn about, take pride in, and better manage their resources. Learn more at www.rareconservation.org.