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Shark fin poachers arrested

PUNTARENAS (COSTA RICA)- Good work by the National Coast Guard Service of Costa Ric. Earlier this week officers boarded a fishing vessel off the Pacific coast and arrested three individuals suspected of shark fin poaching. According to an official press release issued by Sergio Lopez Murillo of the Ministry of Public Safety, 58 shark fins were confiscated and will serve […]

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Indonesia lacks enforcement on shark poaching

JAKARTA (INDONESIA)- Local and regional authorities in Indonesia last week caught 33 poachers who had taken sharks, manta rays and sea cucumbers from a protected marine area that scientists have identified as one of the sea’s most important sites. But after confiscating their illegal catch and gear, the patrol officers had to let them go. Frustrated The incident left conservationists […]

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Calls for shark sanctuary off Sipadan

KOTA KINABALU (MALAYSIA) – A group of tourists diving off the tropical isle of Sipadan, Malaysia, managed to capture pictures of the white-tip reef sharks mating. The mating ritual caught on camera is boosting conservationists’ call for the broader Semporna-area to be a declared a shark sanctuary. For the experts, the pictures debunk views that the sharks were merely passing through the waters […]

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Shark-free marinas

A new green initiative is afoot to save sharks. More and more marinas close harbour for the landing of dead sharks and call themselves ‘Shark-Free  Marinas’.  A shark-friendly marina discourages the recreational killing of sharks and can register to officially become shark friendly. Under the Shark-Free Marina Initiative, a marina registers, at no cost, to become shark-free or shark-friendly. A […]

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More protection Florida sharks

NAPLES (FLORIDA)-Anglers can catch more sea trout but need to kill fewer sharks, state fishery managers will recommend at this week’s Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in Naples. The state regulatory board also begins reviewing a budget for the next fiscal year that proposes to institute a 10 percent cut ordered by the Florida Legislature. Possible cuts include […]

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Di Caprio calls fans for shark bill

LOS ANGELES (USA)- Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio is pleading with fans in California to back a bill banning the sale of shark fins in this U.S state. The Titanic star, a passionate animal rights campaigner, previously wrote a letter to officials in support of Assembly Bill 376, which would make it illegal to possess, sell or trade sought-after fins. Now DiCaprio is ramping […]

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