After two months of collecting data, hours of analysis, and what feels like hundreds of revisions we have finally finished our paper and are sending it onto the publisher. Our findings showed that there were indeed fishing pressures brought upon by illegal fishing in the National Marine Reserve of Los Arcos. This theory can be supported because, few to no commercial fish were seen in Los Arcos despite it being a nursery ground for fish. Our findings showed that while it appears more fish come when boaters are present, this is not the case. It appears there is a positive correlation between fishing and boating because local fisherman feed fish while tourists snorkel. Also, while large groups of certain types of fish appear, other species leave while large numbers of oats occupy Los Arcos for the majority of the day.
- Week #7: This Is It!
- #2. Engaging the community