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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.