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July 11, 2018 - LA Times

To save the world's rarest marine mammal, conservationists seek ban on Mexican seafood imports

To save the world's rarest marine mammal, conservationists seek ban on Mexican seafood imports

Now, with less than 20 vaquita left in the wild, the prospect of the species’ extinction within two years has prompted a last-ditch effort with significant economic and political consequences for the United States and Mexico. 

Conservationists on Tuesday asked an international trade court judge in New York for a preliminary injunction banning imports of an estimated $16 million worth of fish and shrimp harvested with gill nets in an area of the gulf roughly a third the size of Los Angeles County and just three hours south of the border.

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