Shortfin Makos Need Official Protection from Fishing

Shortfin Mako Shark - photo by Andy Murch - a Wikimedia Commons photoThe Malta Environment and Planning Authority recently stated that because several sharks caught recently by fishermen were not the protected Great White Sharks they were thought to be they are legal catches. Unfortunately the sharks caught should really be protected due to their IUCN classification. See the comment below from Sonja Fordham (Policy Director for the Shark Alliance) copied from the Malta Times article where I found this story: Read the rest of this entry »

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