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Alarmbells for endangered mako sharks

LONDON (UK)- One of the fastest shark species of the world has seen a decline of 60% in the Atlantic over about 75 years. IUCN warns for the threatening extinction of the shortfin mako shark in the Atlantic Ocean. Its cousin the Longfin Mako Shark has also been assessed as an Endangered Species. Makos migrate great distances, don’t reproduce until […]

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US: Porbeagle may be endangered species

PORTLAND (USA)- US federal regulators are reviewing the status of the porbeagle shark to determine if listing the species under the Endangered Species Act is warranted. The regulators say the porbeagle sharks are threatened by the shark fin trade and bycatch from other fisheries. They are popular as meat and with game fishermen. At the moment porbeagles have the status vulnerable, as […]

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Great white as endangered species

SAUSALITO (USA)- Great white sharks in the North East Pacific should be protected as endangered Species. Shark Stewards has filed a petition with the California Fish and Game Commission to protect the sharks under the Endangered Species Act.   The genetically distinct white shark population in California and Baja California, Mexico, numbers only a few hundred individuals and is at risk […]

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Petition for Porbeagle Protection

OTTAWA (CANADA)- Friends of Hector have started a petition to urge Canada into protecting the endangered porbeagle sharks. It is the only country on the Atlantic ocean directly targeting this shark and is allowing thousands to be caught as ‘bycatch’ in fisheries for other fish. Over 17.000 people signed already. Porbeagle Porbeagle sharks are one of the most endangered sharks […]

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Most sharks around Taiwan endangered

TAIPEI (TAIWAN) –For one year long The Society of Wilderness tested sharks in the waters around Taiwan. Conclusion: nearly 60 percent of the sharks in the waters around the island are listed as threatened species by the international community. The group therefore calls for intensified efforts to conserve sharks and said the Fisheries Agency of Taiwan should further control the […]

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