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Big fish return to Mexican marine park

Most effects of overharvesting reversed within a decade

1:00pm, August 12, 2011

Within 14 years of a national marine park in Mexico’s Gulf of California closing its borders to fishing, the total mass of its denizens more than quintupled, a new study finds. Over the same period, the share of top predators — sentinels of a healthy ecosystem — also soared. Both trends countered those for fish in unprotected regions of the Gulf.

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