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elbuzo

Member Since 17 Jul 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 31 2017 08:29 AM
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In Topic: Variety of Colours in the Emerald Sea

31 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

Thanks for your post !

I'm actually planning a trip for next year . Which time of the year you went ?

Great photos

JA

In Topic: Tawali PNG macro and wide angle

04 July 2017 - 09:29 AM

Very nice !!

Great shots .

Hard corals looks abundant and healthy . The vis is amazing

Thanks for posting

In Topic: Good news for sharks and rays !

22 June 2017 - 12:43 PM

Yes , that's true and sadly those parrotfishes are mostly fished within our territorial waters .  After this decree that must stop , but i will take time and lot of efforts . 

 

Shark are already being targeted for the shark fin trade, the use of their livers for extract the oil , the jaws for souvenirs  and in the south west they fish the eagle rays because they had a false believe that their tongues cure asthma !!  . Also the use of long nets ( chinchorros ) kill lots of juveniles eagle rays in an area in the north west that seems it's a big nursery .

 

We need to promote the consumption of more sustainable species ( lion fish , dorado , wahoo,king fish, deep water snappers , etc ) instead of the parrotfishes , which we are already doing it . Also to help the authorities to promote better fishing practices among local fishermen and to put more efforts on law enforcement .

 

Conservation is still a very difficult matter  here , so this ban is only the first step but it's a huge one . If you live in DR and you want to get involved, you can pm and i will let you know how you can help.