SAC INTERVIEWS COMMISSIONER OF CONAPESCA - APRIL 2016
SAC and the 'Let's Talk Hookup' radio show have worked very hard to promote tourism in Mexico, and the results speak for themselves. With guest speakers including the Commissioner of Fisheries for Mexico, Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa, Port Directors from Cabo and Mazatlan, and local fishing associations, Ken Franke summarized SAC’s effort: “A tremendous amount of positive dialogue has occurred. Strong relationships are being forged that hopefully will encourage all of us to work together for the betterment of sportfishing in both countries.”
Check out this article from Gary Graham in BD Outdoors, summarizing the whole initiative!
SAC MEETS WITH MEXICAN CONGRESSMEN
SAC participated in a forum with the Mexican northern border states congressmen. This was a joint effort with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce in order to request support and follow up with FMM's issues including the multiple re-entry document request.
The forum took place in Tijuana on July 13th, 2016. The congressmen signed an agreement with the San Diego Chamber of Commerce committing to collaborate in issues that impact the Cali-Baja region equally. SAC had previously met with the Commissioner of Immigration of Mexico regarding the FMM multiple re-entry issue, and he shared that this was already in his to-do list however it implies a change in Mexican law which is a lenghty process.
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SD PORT TENANTS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL DINNER - APRIL 2016
The recreational fishing industry was the focus of the annual San Diego Port Tenant's Association dinner on May 5th.
Opening remarks for the event were made by Mayor Kevin Falconer and a video was shown highlighting our industry. We were joined by Juan Acereto, president of the Sinaloa Sportfishing Association, who talked about his experience working with SAC in promoting regional tourism and sport fishing in Mexico.
SAC VISITS CABO SAN LUCAS -
A real shock to many anglers interested in the Baja region was the announcement on December 6th that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has established the Pacific Islands Biosphere Reserve off the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula in the Pacific Ocean. CONANP staff has been assigned one year to draft the management plan for the region for review. There will be three new CONANP offices established in Ensenada, Guerrero Negro and La Paz to monitor the program. To read or hear more about the radio show, check out this article from Gary Graham on Western Outdoor News, summarizing the whole trip, and with links to the Let's Talk Hookup show archives.
MEXICO CITY TRADE MISSION WITH SD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE -
SAC attended the 12th binational delegation to Mexico City with the SD Regional Chamber of Commerce. The agenda included a meeting with the Commissioner of CONANP and his team regarding the new Pacific Islands Biosphere and our continuous access to Mexican waters.
Jerry Sanders, President of the Chamber, signed an agreement of collaboration at the Mexican Senate representing the entire delegation. This was followed by a press conference in which SAC participated sharing the success of previous trade missions in which the online platform for FMMs was created.
LIVE FROM MAZATLAN - APRIL 2017
Joined by recently appointed Secretary of Tourism for Sinaloa, Marco Garcia, Geronimo Cevallos, dock master at Marina El Cid and leader of the Aries fleet, Juan Acereto, President of the Sinaloa Sportfishing Association, and Captain Tim Ekstrom from the Royal Star, the Let's Talk Hookup show was broadcasted from Hotel El Cid Marina on April 29th. Participants talked about the possibility of taking long range trips down to Mazatlan and tourism activities around Mazatlan for the whole family, as well as upcoming events in town.
Read all about it on this article by Gary Graham, which includes a link to listen to the recorded show!