LA PAZ (MEXICO)- Every year the Mexican fishing industry catches thousands of tons of hammerheads a year. And every three years 300,000 pounds of hammerhead shark fins are being exported from the Central American country. While internationally hammerhead sharks are are recognized for urgent protection, in Mexico they are still not
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
SAN FRANCISCO (USA)- The US state of California moves to place great white sharks on endangered species list. New research, showing only 350 great whites remain in the waters off California and Baja Mexico, led to the unanimous vote of the state Fish and Game Commission to study whether to
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,
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.
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