Gulf of California Marine Program

gulf of California

The Gulf of California is a biologically rich region threatened by increased development.  Gulf of California Marine Program (GCMP), led by Dr. Octavio Aburto, includes a team of scientists, students and professionals from multiple disciplines and institutions are dedicated to generating and disseminating scientific information that has a direct, positive impact on conservation and resource management issues in the region.

From top left: Carly Taft, Alfredo Giron, Santa Claus, Rachel Labbe-Bellas, Leticia Cavole, Timothy Rowell, Octavio Aburto, Arturo Ramirez- Valdez, Andrew Johnson

Members of the Aburto Lab – December 2016. From top left: Carly Taft, Alfredo Giron, Santa Claus, Rachel Labbe-Bellas, Leticia Cavole, Timothy Rowell, Octavio Aburto, Arturo Ramirez- Valdez, Andrew Johnson

For more on this research group:
https://www.aburtolab.org/Aburto lab

20 years of Cabo Pulmo Research
Cabo Pulmo is a high diversity conservation success that highlights community-managed marine reserve and tourism as viable alternative solutions to unsustainable fishing exploitations.
Download the report:  20_yrs_Cabo_Pulmo_GCMP_eng

“Supplying the marine food requirements for an increasing human population”
The global human population has grown from around 2.5B in 1950, to 7.1B in 2013; a growth rate of almost 2% every year. According to United Nation projections, by 2050 the number will be approximately 9.3B. With this population growth comes a necessity to increase both food and livestock production to feed the planet’s growing number of mouths.

Fish consumption represents an important percentage of protein intake and general food supply, particularly for developing nations.

Gulf of California Marine program Five year report