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2014-06-11 08:22:23

Sawfishes, Devil Rays, Reef Mantas, Hammerheads, Threshers, Silky Sharks Proposed for Listing under Convention on Migratory Species WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shark Advocates International is welcoming an unprecedented suite of proposals from Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) to list 21 species of rays and sharks on the CMS Appendices. Two species of hammerheads, all three threshers, and the silky shark have been proposed for CMS Appendix...

Conservation Groups Want Protection For California Sharks
2012-08-14 14:24:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the Discovery Channel kicks off its annual Shark Week, conservation groups are petitioning the government to protect the ferocious ocean predators living off the coast of California. Citing a declining population, Oceana, The Center for Biological Diversity, and SharkStewards filed a scientific petition with the National Marine Fisheries Service seeking to protect great white sharks living off the West Coast under the Endangered...

China Places Ban On Shark Fin Soup
2012-07-05 12:31:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chinese officials on Tuesday said the country will ban shark fin soup from government banquets and official state dinners within three years -- an announcement that has been welcomed by marine protection advocates, but has drawn backlash from others, who see it as a lowball attempt to obscure the facts. China´s Government Offices Administration of the State Council (GOASC) will issue guidelines of the move, CNTV.cn reported....

2012-03-05 10:45:14

Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from shark bodies, as long as their weight does not exceed five per cent of the total shark catch. New University of British Columbia research shows that this kind of legislation is too liberal. A study published this week in the journal Fish Biology analyzes the fin to body...

ICCAT Enacts New Rules To Protect Silky Sharks, Bluefin Tuna
2011-11-21 06:15:33

The global body that oversees tuna conservation efforts has decided to implement an electronic system to record worldwide bluefin catches, while also enacting new rules to help protect silky sharks, various media outlets reported on Saturday. The new regulations were made official during a weeklong meeting in Istanbul of the 48-member International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). According to BBC News Environment Correspondent Richard Black, ICCAT opted to...

New Legislation Prohibits Sale And Possession Of Shark Fins
2011-09-13 04:52:22

  Campaigns to save shark species have progressed in the past week as the California State Senate passed a ban on the sale and possession of shark fins last Tuesday. Shark fins could cost as much as $600 per pound and is a billion-dollar global industry. Shark fins are harvested from sharks in the ocean by catching the species, and then cutting off their fins, only to toss them back into the ocean for the animals to bleed out and die. "Since the 1970s the populations of...

2011-06-30 08:38:00

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)....


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2007-03-13 10:23:08

The Dusky shark, Carcharhinus obscurus, is one of the larger species of shark, reaching 771.62 lb (350 kg). The Dusky shark is also known as the Black whaler and Dusky whaler. Less frequently used names include Bay-shark, Brown dusky shark, Brown shark, Common whaler, and Dusky ground shark. Physical description The dusky shark has a long streamlined body that is brown or gray above and white below. On the side of the body a stripe can be seen from the pelvic fins to the head. They can...

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2007-03-13 10:15:41

The Oceanic whitetip shark, Carcharhinus longimanus, is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. It is a stocky shark, most notable for its long, white tipped rounded fins. This aggressive but slow-moving fish dominates feeding frenzies, and has attacked more humans than all other shark species combined "” it is a notable danger to survivors of oceanic ship wrecks and downed aircraft. Recent studies have shown that its numbers are in steep decline "” its large fins...

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2007-03-13 10:02:30

The Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis, is a species of requiem shark. It was first named in 1905 after specimens were found in the seas around the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos shark is dark grey on top with an off-white belly and a black tail edge. Their average length is around 10 ft(3 m). They are benthic feeders, meaning they hunt prey from the sea floor, such as fish and octopuses. Adult Galapagos sharks are also cannibalistic, feeding on their own young if encountered. The...

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2007-03-13 10:00:09

The Silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, is a large pelagic shark of tropical and warm temperate seas. Distribution This species is found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate > 73.4 °F (> 23 °C) seas. It is usually pelagic, but sometimes approaches the coast, especially at remote offshore islands. It is found to depths of at least 1640.42 ft (500 m). Appearance This shark has a large 'typical' shark body, slender with 'silky' smooth skin. It is brown-grey dorsally and...

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2007-03-13 09:57:29

The Copper shark, Bronze whaler, or Narrowtooth shark, Carcharhinus brachyurus, is a large shark of the Carcharhinidae family, found in subtropical seas and oceans worldwide, except the eastern coast of North America and the northern Indian Ocean. Their length is up to about 11.48 ft (3.5 m) and they can weigh up to 661.39 lb (300 kg). The Bronze whaler has a blunt broad snout, narrow bent cusps on the upper teeth, and no interdorsal ridge. They are gray to bronze in color on the back, and...

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