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Protection for 2 shark species fails at UN meeting

(AP) -- Asian nations on Tuesday blocked U.S.-backed proposals to protect the heavily fished hammerhead and oceanic whitetip sharks on concerns that regulating the booming trade in fins could hurt poor coastal ...

dateMar 23, 2010 in Ecology
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Emerging whale shark 'crisis' in China

A study involving Murdoch University and Shandong University at Weihai has found distressing trends in the catch and trade of threatened whale sharks in China.

dateJul 24, 2012 in Ecology
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Japan tsunami town on watch for shark deal

An international agreement to protect sharks could spell trouble for one tsunami-wrecked port in Japan as it struggles back to its feet two years after being swept away, locals say.

dateMar 13, 2013 in Ecology
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Outrage over Hong Kong's 'shark fin rooftop'

Hong Kong conservationists expressed outrage on Thursday after images of a factory rooftop covered in thousands of freshly sliced shark fins emerged, as they called for curbs on the "barbaric" trade.

dateJan 03, 2013 in Ecology
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