Mexico approved the recommendations proposed at the 74th meeting of the Permanent Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites), on the protection of the totoaba and the vaquita marina.

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During the session, the delegation thanked the recognition of the progress made by the Mexican State in the implementation of decision 18,293 addressed to Mexico during COP18.

The Mexican representatives expressed that these advances have led to a reduction in the risk level of the totoaba, by changing its status from “endangered” to “vulnerable” on the IUCN red list of endangered species.

As part of the comprehensive strategy for dealing with decisions addressed to Mexico, the registration of the Earth Ocean Farms establishment that breeds Totoaba macdonaldi was approved by a majority of the members of the Permanent Committee.

“Mexico’s progress has been recognized by delegates from different regions present,” says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.

In this way, a second Mission to Mexico was approved by the Cites Secretariat in order to verify progress and prepare a resolution proposal at the next Conference of the Parties.

The decisions made by the Committee contribute to the implementation of the Trilateral Contact Group for the application of the law by China, Mexico and the United States to address the problems of illegal fishing, transit and consumption of totoaba.

With information from the SRE.



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