Wednesday July 20, 2022

Border Report

Oceana, the global ocean protection group, is demanding that Mexico and the U.S. fulfill their legal commitments under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to protect the oceans.

Oceana claims Mexico and the United States are “putting marine wildlife, fisheries, and fishers at risk.”

The group claims Mexico allows illegal fishing to a point that 40 percent of its seafood is considered illegal.

“Mexico has been the subject of several commercial embargoes over the past few years,” said Mariana Aziz, director of Oceana’s transparency campaign in Mexico. “Mexico is losing access to important international markets because we cannot demonstrate the legal origin of our seafood; this not only affects the national economy but also fishers who depend on these markets.” 

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