[MARMAM] Petition to Ban Vaquita-Harmful Fish and Fish Products from Mexico

Smith, Zak zsmith at nrdc.org
Tue May 23 16:33:23 PDT 2017

Dear Marmamers,

Last week the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Animal Welfare Institute filed a petition with the U.S. federal government seeking the immediate implementation of the MMPA prohibition on imports of fish and fish products from Mexico, the catch of which is contributing to the killing and serious injury of vaquita (the world’s most endangered marine mammal with fewer than 30 left and an annual decline rate of 50 percent per year) in excess of U.S. standards for marine mammal protection.

You can find a copy of the petition here: https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/petition-to-ban-vaquita-harmful-fish-and-fish-products-from-mexico.pdf.

If you have any questions about the petition, please contact me.


Zak Smith
Senior Attorney
Director, Wildlife Trade Initiative

Natural Resources
Defense Council
1314 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
T 310.434.2334
zsmith at nrdc.org<mailto:zsmith at nrdc.org>

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