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Amended Florida Shark Fin Ban Bill ‘Weakened Beyond Recognition’

A bill that would have banned the import, export and sale of shark fins in the U.S. state of Florida was passed by the Florida state House of Representatives on March 9th but with a loophole that one shark advocate says has "weakened the bill beyond recognition."

Conservationists Slam US, EU Opposition To Mako Shark Protection

Conservationists recently slammed the European Union and the United States for opposing the adoption of protections for mako sharks at the annual meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

U.S. House Passes Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would prohibit the sale, purchase, and possession of shark fins in the United States.

Florida Considering Legislation To End Shark Fin Trade

A bill has been introduced into the Florida legislature that looks to ban the import, export and sale of shark fins in the U.S. state, the biggest hub of shark fin trading in the country.

More Shark And Ray Species Granted Key Protections at Wildlife Conference

Conservation groups are praising this week's confirmation that all species of Wedgefishes, Giant Guitarfishes, and Mako Sharks will be added to Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Three ‘Don’ts’ For A Scuba Diving Shark Enthusiast

Are you a shark enthusiast for whom diving amongst these underwater predators is on your bucket list? Well, if and when that happens, there are three things you will definitely not want to do, according to shark advocate Dr. David Shiffman.

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