Head of the Mexican Institute of Fisheries (INAPESCA)
Of all the committee members, INAPESCA has the additional responsibility of implementing the experimental protocols defined by the committee. This important task gives INAPESCA a special role among committee members. INAPESCA is a de-centralized federal agency of the Mexican government and is the fisheries research authority in Mexico. Since 2004, INAPESCA has been testing alternative gear for substituting gillnets from the Upper Gulf of California, and has tested different designs for catching finfish, shrimp and other molluscs in the region.