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Mexico bans gillnet fishing in endangered porpoise's habitat

Mexico has enacted a permanent ban on gillnet fishing in the habitat of the critically endangered porpoise known as the vaquita marina. The measure announced Friday by the Mexican government … Click to Continue »
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Biology / Marine Biology : Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Mexican government has permanently banned the use of gillnets in the vaquitas’ range! Thank you to everyone who added their voice to support this important step toward protecting the world’s most endangered marine mammal. How me...

WWF calls for fishing ban to save last of vaquita porpoises

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

The World Wildlife Fund on Monday called for a complete ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting an international committee of experts has determined that fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals proba...

Mexico extends gillnet ban to help save endangered porpoise

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

Mexico's agriculture and fisheries department says it is extending a ban on gillnets in much of the upper Gulf of California as part of an effort to save the endangered … Click to Continue »

Endangered vaquita marina porpoise could be extinct by 2018: WWF

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

The vaquita marina, a tiny porpoise native to Mexico, could be extinct by next year if urgent action including a ban on gillnets is not taken, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature warned.

Gillnet fishing ban becomes permanent

Local Interest / Mexico : Mexico News Daily

A permanent ban on gillnet fishing went into effect yesterday in the northern part of the Sea of Cortés as a measure to protect the endangered vaquita marina. Years of FULL STORY The post Gillnet fishing ban becomes permanent appear...

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