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Proposed Formal Investigation Into Mexico’s Rampant Illegal Fishing Of Totoaba In The Protected Vaquita Refuge; Only An Estimated 10 Vaquita Remain In The Wild

The decision by the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an environmental dispute body established under the USMCA, responded to a 2021 petition by conservationists. For the first time, the Secretariat identified several “central open questions” to be investigated, including questions “regarding Mexico’s compliance with the relevant laws and orders” and “the effectiveness of the measures taken.”