Mexico Plan To Save Endangered Porpoise

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Mexico plan to save endangered porpoise
24th April 2018

By Sandra Pearce
Mexico hopes fish farming can help weaken the illegal market for the totoaba fish and help save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, of which less than 30 survive.
 
Poachers in Mexico, who target the endangered totoaba which are a prized delicacy in China, are also catching the porpoise.
 
Mexico’s environment department said it plans to invest in three fish farms to raise 300,000 juvenile totoaba to control the illegal trafficking of the species.
 
Fishing for totoaba is prohibited in the Gulf of California, but the high prices traffickers pay make that hard to enforce, reports The Associated Press.