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The top 10 shark conservation stories of 2011

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksDecember 28, 2011

2011 was a relatively good year for sharks and rays. Presented below, in no particular order, are ten important shark conservation stories from the past year. 1. Shark sanctuaries. The world gained several new shark sanctuaries, areas where shark fishing is banned, in 2011. Nations creating new shark sanctuaries include Honduras (~92,000 square miles), the […]

Shark shooter identified, but has he broken any laws?

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Popular Culture, Science, sharksMarch 31, 2011

Earlier this month, a video of fishermen shooting a rifle at sharks appeared on YouTube and caused quite a stir. The video has since been removed, but not before shark conservation activists ¬†made copies (warning: the videos are extremely graphic and have inappropriate language).¬†Apparently some computers can access the site with the videos and others […]

Sharks get new protections at ICCAT

biology, Conservation, ecology, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksNovember 29, 2010

Last week, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas met in Paris. Among other responsibilities (such as the conservation of Atlantic tunas), ICCAT sets guidelines for several shark fisheries. My friend Sonja Fordham, President of Shark Advocates International, was there representing SAI. She is optimistic about a series of new shark conservation measures […]

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