Washington warns Mexico over illegal fishing


President Biden may impose a trade embargo over country’s failure to protect critically endangered vaquita porpoise

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has advised that Mexico has failed to halt the illegal wildlife trade threatening the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, diminishing the effectiveness of an international wildlife treaty. 

Under US law, President Biden must now decide by mid-August whether to take action against Mexico, including imposing a trade embargo. If the president fails to ban imports of all wildlife products from Mexico, he must explain why. 

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