Mexico Says It Is Committed to Protect Sea Turtles
Sophia Clarke - KRWG News22
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August 24, 2015

Mexican officials say they have begun flying two drones over sea turtle nesting grounds on the Pacific coast to better monitor and protect the sensitive habitats. (IBTimes)

Mexico disagrees with a U.S. conclusion, which says it is not doing enough to reduce the deaths of endangered sea turtles in fishing nets. Also, Mexico is disappointed about the U.S. decision to ban Mexican sea products if it doesn’t bring protections up to U.S. standards.

Mexico has adopted new regulations in April to reduce deaths of North Pacific loggerhead sea turtles in the waters surrounding Baja California, but the U.S. government said these measures are leaving much to be desired.

Despite this, the Mexican Commission of Aquaculture and Fishing said it “is committed” to sea turtle conservation that allow turtles to escape or avoid nets.

Mexico has put in place restrictions on the use of certain fishing nets, hooks and traps that are known to kill sea turtles.

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