Petition and Thunderclap progress report

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:

Campaign Stats

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.

Petition

Thunderclap

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PROFEPA

As part of their enforcement activities inside the Vaquita refuge, from April-October 2011 PROFEPA has:
– Completed 470 surveillance trips and 22 surveillance flights
– Written 28 inspection reports
– Confiscated 1,887 of product, 95 nets, 26 boats (pangas)
– Arrested 3 fishermen

Great job PROFEPA!