Fishing for the Future of Mexico’s Coastal Communities

At CEDO we feel strongly that promoting the well-being of regional fishing communities in diverse ways is the best, and perhaps only way to ensure that healthy marine and coastal ecosystems continue to provide us with services like lucrative commercial fisheries, beautiful tourist beaches, biological diversity, climate change mitigation and many others. With this guiding principal, [...]

2018-08-14T13:50:36+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor, Uncategorized|

A Message of Hope for Fishermen is Needed in the northern Gulf of California

In April of 2015, with the reduction of the vaquita population to under 100 individuals as a direct result of gill-netting, the Mexican government declared a temporary suspension of this gear-type in the entire Upper Gulf of California (DOF 2015). More recently, in a last-ditch attempt to prevent further vaquita deaths, U.S. non-government environmental groups [...]

Studying Cetaceans in the Peñasco to Lobos Corridor

Recently, CEDO invited Mexican researchers and students to be part of our Puerto Peñasco - Puerto Lobos Corridor Marine Spatial Planning Program, by contributing their collaborative research with local fishermen to identify and describe the spatial and temporal presence of whales and dolphins in this area. At Mexico’s most famous school for marine biology, the [...]

Se Alcanza Acuerdo Sobre Manejo Pesquero en el Alto Golfo de California

En camino hacia la pesca sustentable! El 27 de febrero de 2018, en la ciudad de Hermosillo, Sonora, México, El Centro Intercultural de Estudios de Desiertos y Océanos (CEDO) y autoridades de CONAPESCA e INAPESCA, se reunieron con pescadores de Sonora para manifestar su compromiso con la sustentabilidad  pesquera de la región conocida [...]

2018-03-29T12:59:01+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Announcements, Peñasco-Lobos Biological Corridor|

A Procession With a Porpoise, A Call to Action from Mexico’s Capital

By Alan Ruiz Berman, Communications & Development Coordinator, CEDO Tucson Office.   On February 17th, 2018, on a perfectly sunny morning in the valley of Mexico City, I joined hundreds of people representing diverse organizations and nations outside the severe, cement architecture of the Tamayo Modern Art Museum to reflect upon the fate of the world's most [...]

Pioneering Fisheries Management Consensus Reached in the Northern Gulf Of California

On the Road to Sustainable Fisheries! On February 27, 2018, in Hermosillo, Sonora, MX, the Intercultural Center for Desert and Ocean Studies (CEDO) and fisheries authorities from the Mexican National Commission of Agriculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) and National Institution for Fisheries and Aquaculture (INAPESCA), met with Sonoran fishermen to seal their commitment to [...]

Los Humedales Conectan las Comunidades con el Mar

Los humedales en el norte del Golfo de California, además de ser paisajes enigmáticos donde el desierto se convierte en un verde oasis, son ecosistemas que integran una increíble biodiversidad y una amplia gama de "servicios ecosistémicos", por ejemplo, actuando como viveros para la pesca local y mitigando los efectos del cambio climático a través [...]

Wetlands Connect People to the Desert and Sea

Wetlands in ​​the northern Gulf of California, in addition to being enigmatic landscapes where the desert turns into a green oasis, are ecosystems that integrate incredible biodiversity and a wide range of “ecosystem services,” for example, acting as nurseries for local fisheries and mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. Fishermen in Puerto Lobos preparing [...]

Catching Up With CEDO in 2018

In 2018, CEDO's New Year’s Resolution is to double our efforts and better communicate the exciting and unprecedented work that we are doing in the northern Gulf of California, and beyond, to our friends, followers, and supporters. We are moving fast and leaving wakes, so read on and don't get left behind! The famous [...]

End of 2017 Address

By Peggy J. Turk Boyer. Peggy is the Executive Director at CEDO and the driving force behind all of our programs.    December 15, 2017 Dear friend of CEDO, Angeles Sánchez, one of CEDO's ~25 dedicated staff members, recalls the story of an elder woman from the San Jorge Bay fishing community asking a group [...]