illegal fishing

Just ‘Days’ Left to Save 6 to 19 Remaining Vaquitas

Just ‘Days’ Left to Save 6 to 19 Remaining Vaquitas

There are only between six and 19 vaquitas left, a new study has concluded, and, unless swift action is taken, the endangered species could go extinct within a year. The world’s smallest porpoises, found only in Mexico’s Gulf of California, are threatened because they are caught by mistake in illegal gillnets. The study, published in […]

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    Illegal Shark Fins Found Aboard Foreign Fishing Vessels

    Illegal Shark Fins Found Aboard Foreign Fishing Vessels

    Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel was caught using illegal nets and fishing for species outside of its license. The two vessels with […]