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First systematic threat analysis reveals that 1/4 of sharks, rays, and chimaeras are threatened with extinction

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJanuary 21, 2014

It took a team of over 300 scientists nearly two decades, but the first systematic analysis of the conservation status of chondrichthyans (sharks, rays and chimaeras) has been completed. The results, published today (open access) in a paper titled “Extinction risk and conservation of the world’s sharks and rays,” are chilling. “Our unprecedented analysis shows that […]

State of the Field: Shark Conservation Policies

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharks, State of the FieldMarch 1, 2011

Shark populations around the world are crashing. Researchers have reported that many populations have decreased by 90% or more since the 1970′s. The leading causes for these precipitous declines are bycatch, which kills tens of millions of sharks each year, and the shark fin fishery, which kills as many as 73 million sharks each year. […]

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