Petition to Ban Vaquita-Harmful Fish and Fish Products from Mexico

Legal Filings
May 18, 2017

Petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Center for Biological Diversity, and the Animal Welfare Institute to the Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security, the Treasury, and Commerce seeking immediate implementation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act’s prohibition on the import of fish and fish products from Mexico that are contributing to the killing and serious injury of vaquita (the world’s most endangered marine mammal with fewer than 30 left and an annual decline rate of 50 percent per year) in excess of U.S. standards for marine mammal protection.