East Cape Doomed?

For all of you who enjoyed the "Running Down the Man" video and other assorted tales from Baja (stay tuned for an epic story soon to appear in Field & Stream by Nate Matthews and photoman Romano) ... understand that, according to some, the East Cape fishery may actually be toast before too long. Since the Mexican government has re-allowed long-liners back into the Sea of Cortez, the outlook has turned bleak for the once-prolific populations of dorado, yellowtails, AJs, marlin, and roosterfish. "Mark my words, unless something dramatic happens and things change, the East Cape fishery will be trashed within 10 years," said Captain Conway Bowman, a frequent Baja angler. If anyone has added insights on this, let us know.

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