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Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act Passes U.S. House

Shark lovers in the US are thankful for the vote on the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act in Congress this past week, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 737) passes the House this past week with the goal of eliminating the sale,...
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Protecting Shark Populations: Shark Sanctuaries

In 2009, Palau became the first nation in the world to establish a national shark sanctuary. There are now 17 shark sanctuaries around the globe where sharks are seen for their value in the ocean environment. In general, shark sanctuaries prevent: commercial fishing of any sharks...
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Shark Diving Tourism in Malaysia – Publication

Shark-diving tourism as a financing mechanism for shark conservation strategies in Malaysia As seen in many other instances, this new publication serves to identify the monetary value of sharks to a local community through tourism.  Studies like these were instrumental in many...
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Bahamas Shark Sanctuary – advancing shark conservation

The Bahamas shark sanctuary was created in July of 2011 by adding an amendment to the Fisheries Resources (Jurisdiction and Conservation) Act (Chapter 244). The amendment created shark protections throughout all the territorial waters of the Bahamas, over 650,000 square...
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Tiger Shark – Longest tagged tiger still reporting

Now transmitting for more that 1,240 days, “Andy” is the longest reporting tiger shark ever tagged.  Back in 2014, researchers from Nova Southeastern University’s Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) tagged the male tiger shark off the island of Bermuda.  Over the...
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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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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...