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Critically endangered vaquita to benefit from new fishing regulation that reduces bycatch

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Christeen A (371)
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:39 pm
Yea. Thanks for sharing this good news.

Terry V (30)
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:46 pm


Kit B (276)
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:54 pm

Viva la vaquita!!! All those petitions have meant something.

JL A (281)
Friday June 21, 2013, 4:54 pm
You are welcome Christeen and Terry. Thanks for posting the link to the wonderful video Terry.
Unfortunately I'm told it is too soon to send either of you a star.

Cher C (1429)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:05 pm

Thnx for posting this hun!!


Sue H (7)
Friday June 21, 2013, 5:39 pm
Nice to have a bit of good news for a change.

Nicole W (646)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:11 pm
good news, thank you JL

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 11:37 pm
Overjoyed with this news! These nets are a nightmare---it's long overdue. Thanks JL!

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 2:49 am
very good news indeed, wonder why not sooner..?????.....thanks for sharing with us my friend ♥

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:08 am
noted and signed

Colin Hope (243)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:59 am
Noted and signed!!

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 4:18 am
Noted, thanks.

Frances Darcy (133)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 4:20 am
noted thanks

Patricia H. (440)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:11 am
noted and shared

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:12 am
Good news, thanks JL!

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:15 am
This is some good news for a change

Karen Gee (97)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:48 am
noted thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:41 am
Noted 22/6,thank you

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:45 am
Respect their right of survival

JL A (281)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 6:53 am
You are welcome Cher, Nicole, Natasha, Frans, Kerrie, Frances, Lynn, Karen and Nickihermes.

Alice Mullen (22)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:18 am

Connie O (44)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:28 am
that is great news!

Gene J (290)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:36 am
"On June 6, the Mexican government announced it would begin phasing out drift gillnets used for shrimp fishing in the upper Gulf of California, and substituting them with more selective and vaquita-friendly fishing gear."

I am glad to finally read something about Mexico that does not involve drug cartels nor illegal immigrants. Barring this particular kind of netting while certain to serve its intended purpose will also help many other creatures in that gulf. I mentioned somewhere here, sometime ago, a video I'd seen of people in the gulf hoping to do some whale watching when they saw a young female whale barely able to keep her head above water, something was obviously wrong and they thought they were witnessing a death struggle. Indeed, they were, but of the natural kind. She was wrapped snugly up in this nylon drift netting, so tightly her flukes were of no use to her, she would surely have died had they not recognized the problem and she allowed them to help her. They had something like a pocketknife, that small, and they worked for hours with her alongside their small boat, cutting and freeing small parts of her body, until finally they managed to get it all of her. They were by then in need of fuel and turned back, but she swam alongside, at a safe distance and treated them to a spectacular show of jumps, splashes and tail slaps. They, and I, will never believe that whale was not sentient, did not know those people saved her life and was showing her gratitude to them. It was quite a long video but so worth the watching. When I see something like that, I always wish it could be more widely seen (this is on YouTube, I think) because once you have seen something like that, you begin to question your assumptions about other species that share out planet. They are far more than "dumb" animals, they feel, they "think" in their way, they understand kindness and they appreciate it. Our world is so much more than we understand and watching something like that broadens that understanding and hopefully opens our hearts to the truth that this is not just humanity's home, but that we share it with other, equally magnificent creatures deserving of our love, attention and tending. Just like vaquita.

JL A (281)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 9:54 am
You cannot currently send a star to Gene because you have done so within the last day.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 12:46 pm
Already done.

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Saturday June 22, 2013, 3:28 pm

Michelle M (68)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 4:21 pm
Good to know! Thanx JL =0)

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Saturday June 22, 2013, 5:19 pm
Thanks for sharing !!

Danuta W (1250)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 1:14 am
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