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2010-09-22 15:49:00

More Shark Sanctuaries Needed to Protect the Ocean's Iconic Species NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honduras and Palau, two countries that have stopped shark fishing in their waters, are urging the rest of the world to conserve the world's dwindling shark populations or run the risk of losing the ocean's top predator and throwing the marine food chain out of balance. To coincide with the High Level Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to review the...

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2009-04-27 13:58:30

Wildlife campaigners are welcoming plans for new curbs on the practice of removing fins from live sharks, BBC News reported. "Finning" involves cutting fins off of living sharks and dumping the low-value carcass at sea. On Thursday, a meeting in Brussels drew up an action plan on finning, which results in the deaths of the sharks "” which are often exported to China where they are used make shark-fin soup. The plans for Scottish waters went further, only giving permission in...

2009-04-22 11:25:00

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today applauded Senator John Kerry's (D-MA) introduction of the Shark Conservation Act of 2009 (companion of legislation introduced in the House by Rep. Madeline Bordallo of Guam) on the day before the EU Fisheries Ministers consider a new Plan of Action for Sharks that covers all European Union Member States' waters. "Sharks, the top predators in the marine environment, are rapidly disappearing from the world's...


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