October 26, 2017


La Paz • Baja California Sur

October 26-27, 2017


Many of us ask, “What can I, as one person, do?” But, history shows us that everything good and bad starts because somebody does something or does not do something. – Dr. Sylvia Earle

Mission Blue is uniting a conference of organizations and individuals motivated to discuss approaches to curbing the overfishing of sharks in the Eastern Pacific and Gulf of California. The conference, which is co-organized by Mission Blue and Pelagios Kakunjá and partially sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, will take place at the Hotel Catedral in La Paz on October 26th and 27th, 2017. The goal of the conference is to raise awareness among decision makers at local and federal levels about the ecological importance of the Revillagigedo Islands, the Gulf of California, and the migratory corridors that link shark species—especially as they pertain to threatened shark populations, such as the endangered scalloped hammerhead shark. Participation is by invitation only. Please contact conference co-organizer Kip Evans at kevans@missionblue-staging.emg5-liquidwebsites.com for more information.

Topics of Engagement

Current challenges and status of shark populations in the Gulf of California

Migratory Swimways in the Gulf of California and Eastern Tropical Pacific

Creating new business opportunities for shark fishers in the Gulf of California

Responsible shark fisheries in Mexico

Reducing the demand for shark fins in Mexico

Shark Sanctuaries and no-take zones in the Mexican Pacific

International success stories 

 Background Video 

Conference Participants


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