Mexico Stands Tough on Island Fisheries Closure

MEXICO CITY–In a high-level decision scheduled to be announced within a few days, several key agencies of the Mexican federal government agreed last week to close the Revillagigedo Island Biosphere Reserve to sport and commercial fishing.
The agreement confirms and in effect extends to 12 nautical miles a recent change in enforcement policy that closed an inner, 6-mile Nucleus Zone around each of the four islands of the Revillagigedo archipelago–Islas Socorro, Clarion, San Benedicto, and Roca Partida–located about 200 miles south of Cabo San Lucas.
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