For anyone fishing / traveling within 12 miles of the Mexican Coast / Coronado Islands

SAN DIEGO — Just weeks ago, obtaining an FMM (Mexico immigration form) to permit fishing from a U.S. boat in Mexico waters meant traveling all the way to Ensenada. That didn’t make much sense to many Southern California boaters — especially those on day trips, who simply wanted to enjoy a fishing trip within a few miles of the border, off Los Coronados islands.

In a meeting between U.S. and Mexico representatives at SeaWorld San Diego Oct. 17, it was announced that U.S. boaters can now purchase a permit for entering waters just across the border, with the click of a mouse.

“We are very happy that the first step is already done — and what we want to do, at the Mexican Tourism Office, is expedite the process for boaters,” said Mexican Tourism Board of Director Jorge Gamboa. –

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