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In San Felipe, one of several communities in Yucatán that depend on fishing, workers service commercial boats. Photo: Getty

Mérida, Yucatán — The Gulf’s declining fish population will be studied by 400 scientists from 50 countries next week at a workshop.

The meeting, which begins Monday at the Hyatt Regency, brings an estimated economic benefit of around US$1 million.

The meeting faces the challenge how to better exploit natural resources along coastal areas, said Dr. Dalila Aldana Aranda, of the Cinvestav’s Mérida Unit.

Throughout the week specialists from around the world will analyze strategies to manage fisheries on the coasts of the Gulf, the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, she said at a press conference.

Climate change has altered what used to be the conventional timetable fishermen would follow when pursuing their catch.

“It is important to return to the origins of nutrition when today we see diets based on a lot of chemical products, which far from contributing to nutrition ends up being harmful,” Aldana Aranda told Sipse news.

The weeklong workshop begins Monday with a ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of 12 women in the fishing industry.

Cinvestav is a non-governmental scientific research institution affiliated with the National Polytechnic Institute, founded by president Adolfo López Mateos in 1961.

Cinvestav receives an annual subsidy by the Federal Government to fund its operations.

The organizers of the International Congress of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute warned that the commercial fisheries in Yucatán are overfishing some species.

A robot that helps scientists in their oceanographic, biological and ecological research will be demonstrated.

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