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U.S. Trade Sanctions Sought Against Mexico to Stop Sea Turtle Killing in Baja Fishery
Teri Shore
Endangered Loggerhead Sea Turtles Killed By Thousands in Baja California Sur Bycatch Hotspot WASHINGTON— U.S. conservation groups formally requested trade sanctions against Mexico today to stop the country’s massive loggerhead sea turtle bycatch. Each year Mexican fisheries off the southern Baja California peninsula kill more than 2,000 endangered loggerheads as they fish for halibut and sharks. Today’s petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network initiates a legal process that could ban some Mexican seafood imports until Mexico reduces its sea turtle mortality.

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