17.145 to 17.151 Totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi)

17.145

Decision directed to: Parties

Parties acknowledge that Mexico, the United States of America and China are committed to collaborating and contributing towards the conservation of totoaba, and urge other parties to join them in this effort.


17.146

Decision directed to: Others

Directed to range, transit or consumer States of totoaba
Parties should intercept illegal shipments, and, as appropriate and to the extent possible, share information on such illegal catch and illegal trade, with the Secretariat, as well as CITES authorities of relevant Parties.


17.147

Decision directed to: Others

Directed to range, transit or consumer States of totoaba
Parties should engage in awareness raising activities about the endangerment of totoaba and its grave implications for vaquita (Phocoena sinus, an endangered species threatened with extinction and listed under Appendix I), eliminate supply of and demand for totoaba, and increase law enforcement measures to prevent and address illegal fishing and trade.


17.148

Decision directed to: Others

Directed to range, transit or consumer States of totoaba 
Parties shall submit to the Secretariat information to be made available to the 69th and 70th meetings of the Standing Committee on the number and quantity of seizures of illegal totoaba products, arrests of those engaged in the illegal fishing and trade, results of any prosecutions, and actions taken to implement these decisions.


17.149

Decision directed to: Secretariat

Subject to availability of external resources and in consultation with relevant organizations [i.e. the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), etc.] as well as the range State, the Secretariat shall commission a report, to be submitted to the Standing Committee, on the current status of totoaba and vaquita, and ongoing conservation efforts, information on illegal trade and markets, and recommendations to guarantee the recovery of totoaba and vaquita and combat illegal trade.


17.150

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall evaluate the data and information submitted by Parties at its 69th and 70th meetings and make recommendations for any additional actions.


17.151

Decision directed to: Parties, Others

Directed to Parties and other relevant stakeholders
Parties and other relevant stakeholders are urged to support efforts to stop illegal fishing, trafficking, and support activities benefitting the recovery of wild populations of totoaba.