China's craze for 'aquatic cocaine' is pushing two species into oblivion

Affluent Chinese are putting two Mexican species at risk due to demand for dried swim bladders. But will this year’s CITES meeting on the wildlife trade force a crackdown?

The Guardian

Last updated on 12 January 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
China
Mexico
Region: 
Asia
North America
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Illegal trade
Species group: 
Marine mammals