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Proposed Threatened Listing for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Click the link for the full details on the proposed listing:  Federal Register :: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Threatened Listing Determination for the Oceanic Whitetip Shark Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
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Shark Fight: Scientists Complain about Rival Great White Tagging

Read the full story here: Shark Fight: Scientists Complain about Rival Great White Tagging
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The Shark Fin Ban That Should Be Banned

Here’s a rather interesting and unexpected take on the proposed shark fin elimination act of 2016, currently co-sponsored by 7 US senators.  There are a number of shark scientists and conservationist that believe this bill, in it’s current form, is the wrong approach....
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Obama Creates First Marine Park in Atlantic

President Barack Obama recently created the first marine national monument in the Atlantic, which will prohibit commercial fishing in a series of deep canyons and extinct undersea volcanoes that lie more than 150 miles off southern New England, along and beyond the continental...
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Sharks and rays high on CITES #CoP17 agenda | CITES

CITES regulates international trade in over 35,000 species of plants and animals, including their products and derivatives, ensuring their survival in the wild with benefits for the livelihoods of local people and the global environment. The CITES permit system seeks to ensure...
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Shark Fins & Meat Contain High Levels of Neurotoxins

In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks can have positive health benefits for...
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Pew Applauds Expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

The Pew Charitable Trusts joins partners in Hawaii and the scientific community in praising today’s announcement by President Barack Obama that the United States has expanded the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, also known as Papahānaumokuākea, to 582,578...
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International Shark Finning Bans and Policies

Countries/jurisdictions with full or partial bans on shark finning Canada/British Columbia (1994–2012) finning bans implemented in various cities throughout Canada and British Columbia Oman (1998) sharks must be landed, transported, sold or disposed of whole South Africa (1998)...