Fish poachers push Mexico's endangered porpoises to brink of extinction

China’s lucrative black market for fish parts is threatening the vaquita, the world’s most endangered marine mammal. The porpoises, who live only in the Gulf of California, are getting caught up as bycatch in illegal gill nets and killed.

The Guardian

Last updated on 02 March 2016

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