ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Small-scale fisheries in Boca del Asadero, Nayarit, Mexico

SSF Profile

Small-scale fisheries in Boca del Asadero, Nayarit, Mexico | 2017
Fishery name Small-scale fisheries in Boca del Asadero, Nayarit, Mexico
SSF Defined? Yes
SSF Definition (if applicable) Está definida como la actividad de extracción de recursos acuáticos, ejecutada con embarcaciones menores que no cuentan con maquinaria de cubierta accionada con fuerza electromotriz para el auxilio de las operaciones de pesca; presenta además la característica de utilizar el hielo para la conservación del producto y con una autonomía en tiempo máxima de 3 a 5 días.
Data time frame 2017
Contributor AliciaSM ( )
Contribution date 10/29/2019
Geographic Scope
Local Boca del Asadero Rural, less developed Mexico
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Commercial
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Coastal
Open ocean
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Artisanal
Main gear type(s): Gillnets and entangling nets
Hooks and lines
Main SSF vessel type(s): Fibreglass
Average length of SSF vessel: 10 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): 75 Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 3 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 260 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 81 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 65 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 1 Percent
Total number of households in the location: 43 Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: 80 Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Marketing/trading
Percent of women in post-harvest: 15 Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in: Animal/livestock husbandry - 1 Percent of women involved (%):
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends - 5 Percent
Sold in local markets - 10 Percent
Sold to outside markets - 85 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: 31 to 50 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Moderately (fishers are somewhat recognized for their contributions to the society)
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? Somewhat
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Top-down/hierarchical governance
Property rights held by SS fishers: Individual
Access held by SS fishers: Secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: License/permit
Seasonal closure
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Ecosystem health (resource/environmental degradation, bycatch, destructive fishing practices, etc.)
Land-based pollution, coastal erosion
Stakeholder conflicts (between different resource users and interest groups, including conservation and tourism)

Common species name: spotted spanish     Scientific/Latin species name: Scomberomorus maculatus    Landings (t): None
Common species name: snapper     Scientific/Latin species name: Lutjanus spp.    Landings (t): None
INAPESCA Type: State/government department Scope: National
External links
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