US says Mexican shrimp trawlers kill too many sea turtles; shrimp imports to be cut off

Mexico is losing its certification to export wild-harvest shrimp to the United States because its trawls lack required protections for endangered sea turtles, the State Department said.

The department said the certification was withdrawn after the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service determined that Mexico’s turtle excluder devices no longer meet U.S. standards. U.S. rules require that exporters use excluders comparable to those used by American shrimpers.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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