Shark Conservation Progress in 2011

Over the past year, much has been done to help sharks.

To recap:

-Honduras announced creation of 92,665-square mile shark sanctuary

-243,244 square miles of the Bahams converted into a shark sanctuary

-The Marshall Islands, Guam and Palau created a 2 million square-mile shark sanctuary -Chile banned shark finning

-ICCAT agreed to reduce fishing of shortfin mako shark and porbeagle sharks -Shark finning, which was outlawed in Hawaii in 2010, was also prohibited in Guam, Oregon, Washington, and California

These improvements will greatly help these magnificent creatures. But there is still a lot of work to do save these sharks and our amazing ocean.

This information is courtesy of Shark Research Institute. To visit them online, go to www.sharks.org

Related Article: Update on Shark Cull in Western Australia

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About Brittany Hahn

I’m Brittany Hahn. I graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology, and am now attending veterinary school. I decided to start this blog so that I can tell people the things affecting the creatures that I care so much about. My hope is people will be touched after reading about my feelings of desperation about these ongoing cruelties, at least in some ways. It truly hurts me that our generation is so apathetic towards the sufferings of marine animals. I know that there are so many other horrible things in this world, but I think that if we all cared a little more, and if we all helped a little more, we could make this world a little brighter. It’s easier not to care, but that doesn’t mean that it’s right.
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