Mexico | Government decision to send troops to enforce vaquita protections may be too late: enviros
The Mexican government says it’s increasing enforcement efforts in the Sea of Cortez to prevent illegal fishing nets from harming an endangered porpoise. It comes a week after local fishermen announced they would buck a fishing ban this shrimp season. But the government's plan doesn't address their concerns.
Mexico’s environmental protection prosecutor says 600 troops will be arriving in the uppermost part of the Sea of Cortez to enforce a “zero tolerance” program. It’s part of an effort to protect the nearly extinct vaquita marina porpoise.