Fishermen denounce that the species is not being allowed to rest and there is a risk of scarcity and even disappearance of the product. Illegal grouper fishing is a reality in all the ports of Yucatán, and the fishermen say the authorities are doing nothing to stop these criminals who continue to depredate the species.

The complainants, who have requested anonymity for fear of reprisals, have pointed out that along the coasts the illegal capture of the species has become a common practice, due to the strong demand for the product generated by the business sector, which buys illegally.

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