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BVI Establish Shark Sanctuary

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS ESTABLISH PERMANENT SHARK SANCTUARY The designation by the cabinet of the British overseas territory prohibits commercial fishing of all shark and ray species throughout the full exclusive economic zone. That area amounts to 80,117 square kilometers (30,933 …

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Let There Be Light

On a long run, size counts. Photo: OceanMedia

The government of the British Virgin Islands have placed themselves at the forefront of Caribbean conservation by establishing a permanent shark sanctuary in its waters and banning the sale and trade of sharks and shark products within the territory. This …

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Vulnerability of Sharks in Commercial Fishing

A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in commercial longline fishing operations found large differences in survival rates across the 12 species, with bigeye thresher, dusky, and scalloped hammerhead being the most vulnerable. Image courtesy of Frank Gibson - Sharktagging.com

New Study Reveals Vulnerability of Sharks as Collateral Damage in Commercial Fishing UM Rosenstiel School and Abess Center-led study provides new information for shark conservation efforts MIAMI –A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species …

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Sharks: Maligned, Abused and Endangered

A de-finned Hammerhead. Photo: Jeff Rottman/The Pew Charitable Trust

One of the most common questions from tourists to the Caribbean, especially from boaters, is: “Are there any sharks in these waters?” It seems that the fictional film ‘Jaws’ from the mid 70s is still on everyone’s mind. Personally, I …

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SHARK Exhibition Set to Open at MOA|FL May 12, 2012

Dive Into Man’s Never Ending Fascination with these Fabled Creatures of the Sea SHARK, an exhibition at the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University takes visitors on a journey through over 70 artists’ perspectives on these fascinating …

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