Conapesca Takes Action to Protect Vaquita Porpoise in Northern Gulf of California
Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, through the National Aquaculture and Fisheries Commission (Conapesca) is taking action to protect the endangered vaquita porpoise in the northern Gulf of California.
The vaquita porpoise has become an accidental victim as a result of illegal totoaba fishing, an endangered fish that is sought after for its highly valuable swim bladder. Fishermen use gill nets to catch the totoaba, which can fetch thousands of dollars. But in addition to catching the totoaba fish, it also traps vaquitas...
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