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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 […]

Hooray for California, but there’s still much work to be done to save sharks

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharks, SustainabilitySeptember 6, 2011

  Earlier today,  the California legislature voted to approve AB 376,  the excitingly titled “act to add section 2021 to the Fish and Game Code,  relating to sharks”. The ocean conservation community is happy,  and we should be. The bill and its backing from Hollywood stars have generated substantial media coverage of the plight of […]

Shark Science Monday: Claudia Li discusses Shark Truth’s ‘no shark fin soup’ wedding contests

Conservation, marine science, Natural Science, Science, Shark Science Monday, sharksMay 23, 2011

In this week’s edition of Shark Science Monday, Claudia Li of Shark Truth discusses the Happy Hearts Love Sharks wedding contest, which aims to reduce the consumption of shark fin soup at wedding banquets. If you have a question for Claudia, leave it as a comment below and I’ll make sure she gets it.

Reader mail: Shark Fin propaganda

biology, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Ocean of Pseudoscience Week, Science, sharksSeptember 9, 2010

Last weekend, longtime SFS reader Suzy sent me an interesting question. Suzy is Asian, and though she is a committed conservationist, several members of her family regularly eat shark fin soup. One relative just sent her a copy of a news article entitled “Shark Fin Soup: Eat it without guilt” (available here). Suzy asked me […]

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