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Bahamas National Trust, Pew applaud creation of permanent sanctuary NASSAU, Bahamas, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sharks in The Bahamas can breathe more easily after the nation's government announced today that all commercial shark fishing in the approximately 630,000 square kilometers (243,244 square miles) of the country's waters is now prohibited.
Pew points to plunging whitetip numbers LA JOLLA, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governments will soon have a chance to help conserve populations of oceanic whitetip sharks, which have declined so much in the eastern Pacific that catch numbers have been reduced to almost zero. Tuna fisheries are primarily responsible for the drastic decrease in population of one of the most prolific and widespread shark species, the oceanic whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus).
Pew applauds new marine protections covering all national waters ROATAN, Honduras, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa announced a permanent shark sanctuary in Honduran waters today, building on the country's 2010 shark-fishing moratorium.
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's U.S. Arctic Program, issued the following statement in response to today's release of the U.S.
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Chilean Chamber of Deputies unanimously passed legislation that bans the practice of shark finning in Chilean waters.
Pew applauds APIL resolution to protect threatened species WASHINGTON, June, 22 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Pacific Island Legislatures (APIL) issued a resolution last week stressing the need for additional actions to protect sharks. The resolution, reached at APIL's general assembly conference in Palau, states that the association agrees with "protective legislation in Palau, Hawaii, CNMI [Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands] and Guam." The approved language...
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jane Danowitz, U.S. public lands director for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in reaction to U.S.