|New fishing legislation in Mexico allows longlines and gillnets|
Posted by msblucow on May 31, 2007 at 20:16:43:|
NOM-029-PESCA-2006 provides no restrictions on by-catch
Under NOM-029, there is a reduction in protected no-take zones for marlin, dorado, sailfish, and other species, no reduction in currently issued permits and no restriction on ‘incidental’ by-catch (resulting from longline and gillnet fishing), which some studies have reported “runs 60% to 80% of the total catch.”
Environmental organization Sea Watch has issued a call to action to contact Mexican government and civic officials in an attempt to stop the implementation of NOM-029.
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