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Spanish and Portuguese fishermen catch 25,000 mako sharks per year

AMSTERDAM (The Netherlands)- Fishermen from Spain and Portugal catch 25,000 endangered mako sharks per year in the North Atlantic, according to an analysis by Greenpeace International. The environmental organization has been tracking swordfishing industry. For every swordfish four sharks are being caught in the area. Activists from Greenpeace International confronted a fishing vessel this week around 200 miles away from […]

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India: Ban on export of shark fins stays

Since 2015 the export of shark fins has been banned in India, thanks to the good work of Humane Society International/India and People for Animals. Petitioners sought to have the ban lifted and appealed to the Kerala High Court, claiming the ban affected “their fundamental right to trade. Last week the court decided to uphold the ban. Not only did […]

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Nina Dobrev wants to save sharks

WASHINGTON (USA)- Not only does she play the lead role in one of our favorite vampire series, she’s also committed to saving sharks. Oceana announced Nina Dobrev, actress and ocean advocate, as its newest Oceana Ambassador. Oceana is currently advocating for legislation that would ban the sale and trade of shark fin products in the U.S. Shark finning While shark finning […]

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Hundreds of dead sharks found on Iranian island

SHIF ISLAND (IRAN)- Another proof of the horror that comes with the fin trade. This week Iranian officials found hundreds of dead sharks with their fins sawed off on Shif Islan, in the Persian Gulf. Butchered and dropped finless but alive back into the sea. According to Hossein Delshab, an environmental official at the southern port city of Bushehr  poaching of sharks for their prized […]

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Stronger restrictions on overfishing mako sharks defeated at ICCAT

MARRAKECH (Morocco)- Bad news for the shortfin mako shark. Fishing nations gathered for the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) have failed to adopt recommended limits to protect shortfin mako sharks from overfishing or strengthen the regional ban on shark finning. The only new shark agreement resulting from the eight day meeting takes […]

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