Relating Scientific Names to Common Names for Important Fisheries Species of the Mexican Pacific

Screen-Shot-2015-02-09-at-2.27.18-PM-300x188Publications that involve the identification of important fisheries species generally do not relate scientific names to common names in landing records. For this reason, and in order to contribute to improving the  quality of fisheries statistics and the works based on them, Mexico’s National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) and the National Polytechnic Institute convened to compile a list of common names, scientific names, and codes for the recording of commercially important fisheries species in the Mexican Pacific. This list was recently published as an electronic book (Ramírez-Rodríguez 2013) that includes information on 924 species referenced in the literature as important for commercial, recreational, and ornamental (aquarium or craft) uses, or as incidental catch. The book is available online at or from the author. by Mauricio Ramírez-Rodríguez Access your special Members-Only content → 

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