The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) regulates the trade of wild species to ensure that their international trade does not threaten their survival. The species are divided into Appendices according to their conservation status and, therefore, the degree of protection they need. Appendix I includes all species in danger of extinction, like the totoaba, which are or may be affected by trade. The trade of these species is subject to strict regulations and is only permitted when it can be proven that specimens have been reproduced in captivity, without affecting wild populations and with excellent traceability to avoid species trafficking. Earth Ocean Farms complies with the requirements established by CITES Resolution Conf. 12.10 (rev. CoP15) and is therefore seeking registration to be able to trade Appendix I species internationally. To learn the details of how EOF complies with all the requirements please watch the following video.
In 2019 we received the visit of the CITES Secretary-General together with Mexican authorities such as CONABIO, SEMARNAT, CONAPESCA, INAPESCA, PROFEPA, and representatives of several NGOs focused on conservation. This opportunity allowed us to showcase our aquaculture practices and facilities, which were awarded the Best Aquaculture Practices certification in 2021, provided by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.
To know more about CITES visit to EOF, please watch the following video
EOF's application for CITES registration has attracted international attention; Ms. Martha Delgado, Undersecretary of Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made favorable comments regarding EOF's application for CITES registration, emphasizing the opportunity this means for the species and our country. To learn more about Marta Delgado's comments, we offer a series of short capsules where she shares her perspective.