Fisheries

Fishing Puts A Third Of All Shark Species At Risk Of Extinction

Overfishing threatens to drive a third of the world’s open-ocean shark species to extinction, say conservationists. Hammerheads, giant devil rays and porbeagle sharks are among 64 species on the first ever red list for oceanic sharks produced by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Sharks are vulnerable because they can take decades to mature and they …

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Shark Fins Dealer Pleads Guilty to Illegally Dealing in Fins From Protected Species

Mark L. Harrison, a resident of Southport, Fla., and Harrison International LLC, a Florida corporation, today pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to violating the Lacey Act, a federal fish and wildlife trafficking law, by dealing in shark fins, the landing of which was not reported as required by law, the Justice Department …

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Pacific Ocean faces threats that will render some coastal areas uninhabitable

WASHINGTON – A new research by scientists has determined that the Pacific Ocean, occupying a third of the planet’s area, faces threats that will render some coastal areas uninhabitable. According to a report in ENN (Environmental News Network), pollution such as sewage, runoff from land and toxic waste; habitat destruction; over-fishing; and climate change leading …

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