I can’t believe how successful our petition to make the gillnet ban permanent and our social media Thunderclap campaign have become in such a short amount of time!
We started these campaigns about a month ago, and could have never predicted the sheer number of people that would support them.
Here are the statistics:
In other news, PROFEPA and Sea Shepherd have been making tremendous progress in ban enforcement and net confiscation. Despite inclement weather, dozens of Totoaba nets have been retrieved from the water, and multiple poacher arrests have been made in recent weeks. It is wonderful to see the Mexican government working closely with NGOs to accomplish a mutually desired goal!
If you haven’t already, please sign our petition and Thunderclap! Thank you.
PENALIZE WITH JAIL WHO USE THIS CLASS OF BANNED NET, IT’S INDOUBTLY A STEP IN RIGHT WAY. HOWEVER WOULD BE MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE, PUNISH ALSO WITH IMPRISONMENT ITS MANUFACTURERS AND SELLERS. IT WOULD BE VERY EASY, BECAUSE ONLY WE NEED OFFER A PARTIAL OR EVEN TOTAL PARDON, ANY FISHERMAN CONVICTED FOR THIS CRIME, WITH ONLY CONDITION OF DENOUNCING THE PEOPLE WHO SOLD THE NET AND WHO ARE ITS SUPPLIERS. FRONT THE POSSIBILITY OF AVOID JAIL, THIS DESPERATE FISHERMAN WOULD GIVE US ALL INFORMATION REQUIRED. THE POLICE THEN WOULD COMPLETE THE WORK. Action now my dear conservationist friends: MANUFACTURERS and SELLERS of forbidden nets, also to jail!!