12 Oct '17, 4pm

Great news! Trader Joe's has committed stop buying Mexican shrimp, which will help the endangered vaquita:

MONROVIA, CA —Conservation organizations announced today that Trader Joe’s has declared it will stop buying shrimp from Mexico . The popular grocery store chain’s decision follows pressure from organizations behind the Boycott Mexican Shrimp campaign , launched earlier this year in an effort to save the vaquita, the world’s smallest porpoise, from decades of decline due to entanglement in shrimp fishing gear. Trader Joe’s declaration comes as Mexican authorities prepare this week to capture some of the fewer than 30 remaining vaquita in the Upper Gulf of California before all are lost to entanglement. The boycott—supported by over 45 organizations including the Animal Welfare Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Natural Resources Defense Council—aims to conserve the vaquita by convincing Mexican officials to permanently ban all gillnet fishing, remove il...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/media/2017/171012-0

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