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  • Writer's pictureLuis Malpica

Fishery manipulation by necessity: the case of the red sea urchin in Baja California, Mexico

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the international organization that addresses the problems of unsustainable fishing and seeks to safeguard the supply of seafood for the future, has awarded Teresa Tavera, grad student at the Malpica Lab, the Ocean Stewardship Fund to undertake her graduate research at UABC's Coastal Oceanography graduate program.

Tere's research project consists of analyzing the social, ecological, and economic implications of the strategy used to "fatten" the red sea urchin in Kelp forest in Baja California. This will allow us to have better tools for management focused on the sustainability of the fishery.

I am co-supervising relevant Tere's research project with Dr. José Alberto Zepeda from the Facultad de Ciencias Marinas, also at UABC and part of the MExCal research consortium, and in collaboration with the Ensenada Cooperative, Pronatura Noroeste, A.C. a Mexican NGO, and many more key partners! Congrats Tere and much success!

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