WCC 2012 Rec 142 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Faunam A.C./PG7
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
2019
Geographic scope: 
Meso and South America
Country/Territory: 
Mexico
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales ( SEMARNAT ) / Mexico
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN SSC Cetacean Specialist Group 2017-2020 ()
IUCN Secretariat: 
No
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
CIRVA, International Commitee for the recovery of the Vaquita; and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center(SWFSC), PROFEPA-Mexico´s Law enforcement agency, Aristegui Noticias News Agency
Implementation
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Field activities we recommend that the Government of Mexico: 1. Fully fund and expand net-removal efforts to maintain the area as a net-free zone; 2. Provide 24-hour surveillance and monitoring; 3. Take all necessary measures to protect net-removal teams from harm or intimidation; and 4. Arrest and prosecute illegal fishermen, for example, by placing an FGR agent on netremoval ships and Navy vessels to facilitate arrests.
Field activitiesCIRVA calls on the Government of Mexico to fully mobilize its enforcement assets to eliminate illegal fishing in the area where the last few vaquitas survive, a small area henceforth referred to as the “Zero Tolerance Area” where the goal will be to remove any illegal net within hours of its deployment (see Figure 7). In this Zero Tolerance Area,
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