U.S. Embargoes Mexican Shrimp

The embargo applied on Tuesday suspends indefinitely all imports of Mexican high seas shrimp.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Mexican Fleet failed the certification process conducted by U.S. authorities, who controlled if the boats used procedures to prevent accidental deaths of turtles while fishing for shrimp.

“Vessels must use exclusion mechanisms to allow turtles to escape from the fishing nets. According to the U.S. inspectors, not all the Mexican fleet complied with this requisite back in November”, reported BBC.co.uk.

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