Why I'm not eating shrimp


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Escrito por ZihuaRob [ Boardmaster ] el día jueves, 04 de marzo, 2010 a las 22:11:38 horas :

The day of the tsunami in Zihuatanejo a shrimper pulled into the bay, hiding behind the cruise ship for a while before skedaddling southwards where in front of Los Morros de Potosí it was intercepted by Mexican patrol boats and detained for illegal fishing practices: it did not have a turtle exclusion device on its nets (which save many other species besides turtles). Since no turtles or other illegal species were found aboard the vessel, it was only fined and not confiscated. But the detention simply confirms what local fishermen have been complaining about for years: that shrimpers from other states are using illegal practices in our waters and killing many other species including the same species our local fishermen depend on to make their living.

Detienen en Petatlán un barco camaronero porque no tenía excluidores de tortuga

And as if to underscore the problem the USA finally took action and will be banning some shrimp imported from Mexico.

U.S. to ban some Mexican shrimp imports



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