Mexico: 3 caught shrimping in endangered porpoise refuge, also defied broader red-tide ban

January 20, 2015 8:45 PM

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MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities have caught three boats shrimping in a refuge for the endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise.

Mexico's environmental protection agency says the boats belonged to fishermen in the town of Golfo de Santa Clara, at the northern edge of the Sea of Cortez.

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