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23 Sep, 2016, 13:16 ET Cuba & Norway Help US & EU Win Stronger Shark Finning Ban for Northwest Atlantic

 In a rare vote, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) has adopted a proposal for a stronger shark finning ban by an...


09 Nov, 2014, 13:45 ET Historic Advances in International Shark and Ray Conservation

Conservationists are rejoicing at the listing of 21 species of sharks and rays under the Appendices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS),...


11 Jun, 2014, 06:45 ET Countries Propose Global Protection for Rays, Regional Conservation for Sharks

 Shark Advocates International is welcoming an unprecedented suite of proposals from Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) to...


22 Nov, 2012, 08:42 ET Stronger Shark Finning Ban Endorsed in Landslide Vote by European Parliament

 Conservation groups are celebrating today's European Parliament vote to close loopholes in the European Union ban on shark finning (slicing...


31 Oct, 2012, 00:40 ET New Study Reveals Alarming Declines in Pacific Shark Populations

 Research published today in the journal Conservation Biology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the status of Pacific shark...


30 Mar, 2012, 20:06 ET Pacific Tuna Commission Protects Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Not Whale Sharks

 Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) today agreed to protect oceanic whitetip sharks based on a...


25 Nov, 2011, 12:16 ET Nations Agree to Protect Giant Manta Rays

UN Conservation Convention Accepts Ecuador Proposal to List Largest Living Rays Shark Advocates International is heralding today's agreement by...


13 Jul, 2011, 07:53 ET Largetooth Sawfish Declared an Endangered Species

U.S. government will grant strong protection for rare shark-like ray Shark Advocates International is applauding the National Marine Fisheries...


28 Apr, 2011, 19:14 ET Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks Declared Overfished in U.S. Atlantic

Federal agency concurs with estimate of 83% population decline, triggering new measures Shark Advocates International is highlighting a new...


06 Dec, 2010, 19:04 ET Shark Advocates International: Scientists Spotlight Western & Central Pacific Sharks

Scientific recommendations for improving information on population status and fishing of sharks will be considered this week at the annual meeting...


27 Nov, 2010, 09:10 ET Unprecedented Shark Conservation Action taken by Atlantic Tuna Commission

ICCAT Protects Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Limits Hammerhead Fishing & Improves Mako Measures Shark Advocates International is welcoming...


26 Jun, 2010, 13:56 ET Sherman the Shark Takes Stand Against Finning

Today, at the Aquarium of the Bay, shark advocates mark the launch of a new exhibit and shark conservation appeal featuring Sherman, the loveable...