Friday, July 12, 2024

US Proposes Ban On Catching Whitetip And Hammerhead Sharks

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The US National Marine Fisheries Service is proposed a ban on the commercial and recreational fishing of Whitetip and Hammerhead sharks.

Specifically, the new rule would prohibit “the commercial and recreational retention of oceanic whitetip sharks in US waters of the Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, and all hammerhead sharks in the large coastal shark (LCS) complex (great, smooth, and scalloped hammerhead sharks) in the US Caribbean region,” according to NMFS.

A public hearing on the proposed rule will be held on April 25th, 2023 and written comments are due by May 22nd, 2023, according to a notice published this week.

In a tweet, Shark Advocates applauded the move:

“Good (overdue) steps in the right direction but there’s more to do (stay tuned).”

To register for the public hearing or to submit written comments, click here.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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