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A fisheries group decided on Saturday that half-a-dozen species of endangered sharks hunted on the high seas to satisfy a burgeoning Asian market for sharkfin soup are now protected in the Atlantic.
ICCAT Protects Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Limits Hammerhead Fishing & Improves Mako Measures PARIS, Nov.
The ancestor of all hammerhead sharks probably appeared abruptly in Earth's oceans about 20 million years ago and was as big as some contemporary hammerheads.
The rising demand for shark fin soup in Asia is spurring illegal fishing and contributing to a plunge in stocks, according to a report on Monday.
The scalloped hammerhead shark will be added to the â€œglobally endangeredâ€ species list this year. Among the reasons are over-fishing and demand for shark fins, according to discussions that took place during last weekâ€™s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Sharks are disappearing from the worldâ€™s oceans. The numbers of many large shark species have declined by more than half due to increased demand for shark fins and meat. Yet researchers are just now learning critical details of their behavior.
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