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  • Trawling, shrimp trawling, the use of line and depth seines and harpoons, the by-catching of juvenile fish and cetaceans such as the vaquita, even the shooting of sea lions, and the overfishing of commercially important species such as the totoaba, are all contributing to the gradual degradation of this rich sea.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • The northern gulf has many endemic species including endemic populations of the vaquita (an endangered harbor porpoise) and the totoaba (a large endangered fish).

    Gulf of California large marine ecosystem

  • There was once a fishery of the totoaba (Cynoscion macdonaldi), an endemic fish of the northern gulf, but this fishery does not exist any more.

    Gulf of California large marine ecosystem

  • As far as researchers know the vaquita is threatened by one thing and one thing only: gillnets used to catch the local fish totoaba (which is also considered Critically Endangered).

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  • A s far as researchers know the vaquita is threatened by one thing and one thing only: gillnets used to catch the local fish totoaba (which is also considered Critically Endangered).

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  • Though protected, totoaba (above), as well as the small porpoise known as the vaquita (below), fall prey to fishing nets in the Gulf of California - just another factor stifling the recovery of both species.

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