Librarian Files

Shrimp from Mexico

The United States placed an embargo on Mexican Shrimp in 2010. The embargo began in April and lasted until October 2010.
 
U.S. officials had determined that Mexico’s method of keeping turtles out of shrimp nets did not meet the U.S. standards.  "According to the U.S. Department of State, Mexico’s government has implemented a plan to strengthen sea turtle conservation in its shrimp trawl fisheries, including “significant” improvements in the use of turtle excluder devices, or TEDs"
  
Source: 
“Get ready to miss tasty Mexico shrimp.” Arizona Daily Star. April 4, 2010. Page 1.
"U.S. lifts ban on wild Mexican shrimp."  SeafoodSource.com. October 17, 2010 http://www.seafoodsource.com/en/news/supply-trade/21832-u-s-lifts-ban-on-wild-mexican-shrimp
 
 

 

Article tagged with: Shrimp, Embargo, Mexico, Turtles

Last Update: 1-16-2014 11:13am

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