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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shark Crimes: How DNA Helps Fight Fin Trade

“The same techniques that are used for solving crimes,” said Chapman, a Pew marine fellow, “are the exact same ones […]
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Nassau Grouper: Bahamas National Tust PSA

For a downloadable PDF version of the fact sheet, visit the Bahamas National Trust’s website.  The Bahamas National Trust Co-hosts […]
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Identifying Shark Fins

Take a look at this shark fin identification guide that was published by PEW in collaboration with Stony Brook University. […]