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[PRESS RELEASE: Conservationists welcome shark and ray listings at CITES CoP]

PRESS RELEASE: Conservationists welcome shark and ray listings at CITES CoP

04 Oct 2016

SOUTH AFRICA // Conservationists are delighted that CITES Parties have officially listed devil rays, thresher sharks, and the silky shark under CITES Appendix II. The listing proposals were supported by more than the two-thirds majority required for adoption in Committee on Monday, and finalized today in Plenary.
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[PRESS RELEASE: Northwest Atlantic Fishing Countries Take Action for Sharks]

PRESS RELEASE: Northwest Atlantic Fishing Countries Take Action for Sharks

23 Sep 2016

CUBA// In a rare vote, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) has adopted a proposal for a stronger shark finning ban by an overwhelming margin, despite objections from Japan.
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[Shark Focus: Issue 56 - out now!]

Shark Focus: Issue 56 - out now!

14 Sep 2016

WORLDWIDE// The summer issue of our Shark Focus magazine, created exclusively for Shark Trust members, is out now. Image © Carlos Suarez, www.oceanosdefuego.es.
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[The State of Nature 2016 - RSPB]

The State of Nature 2016 - RSPB

14 Sep 2016

UK//The report, published today, reveals that 56% of the species studied have declined over recent decades. More than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether. Image © Colin Speedie.
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[What can be done to protect the incredibly long-lived Greenland shark? - Southern Fried Science]

What can be done to protect the incredibly long-lived Greenland shark? - Southern Fried Science

16 Aug 2016

WORLD// A new study confirming the mysterious deepsea Greenland Shark as the world’s longest lived vertebrate has made huge news in the last few days – from Science News and BBC to People magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Image © Marc Dando.
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[Queensland fisherman caught selling bills of endangered sawfish - The Guardian]

Queensland fisherman caught selling bills of endangered sawfish - The Guardian

03 Aug 2016

AUSTRALIA// A commercial fisher in Queensland has been caught selling bills of sawfish, which experts say are the world’s most endangered marine fish. Image © Doug Perrine.
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[Press Release: Angelsharks in the Canary Islands – the last hope for this Critically Endangered shark]

Press Release: Angelsharks in the Canary Islands – the last hope for this Critically Endangered shark

23 Jun 2016

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA// The last populations of the iconic Angelshark Squatina squatina can now only be seen in the Canary Islands. Image © Tom Young.
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[Press Release: Support for new shark and ray trade measures grows]

Press Release: Support for new shark and ray trade measures grows

02 May 2016

Geneva, May 2, 2016. Conservationists are applauding news that 50 countries have joined efforts to list devil rays, threshers, and silky sharks under Appendix II the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Image © David Ainsbury.
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[Press Release: New EU Report on Shark Finning Reaffirms Commitment to Strict Rules]

Press Release: New EU Report on Shark Finning Reaffirms Commitment to Strict Rules

15 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS// The European Commission today released a long-anticipated report on EU Member States’ 2014 implementation of the EU ban on shark finning. Image © Stuart Free.
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[First Basking Shark arrives in Britain month earlier than usual after record warm winter - The Telegraph]

First Basking Shark arrives in Britain month earlier than usual after record warm winter - The Telegraph

07 Apr 2016

CORNWALL// A group on a sailing trip off Penzance, in Cornwall, saw the 16ft-long animal (5m) on Wednesday evening. Image © Charles Hood.
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