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USMCA commission says Mexico must respond to vaquita complaint

September 10, 2021 at 12:51 PM
A trilateral environmental commission under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement said this week that Mexico must respond to conservationists’ allegations that the country failed to enforce protections for the endangered vaquita porpoise, breaching environmental obligations under USMCA. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Investigation Agency, Mexico’s failure to enforce fishing regulations in the vaquita habitat put the animal -- of which only about 10 remain on Earth -- at...

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