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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My Fight for the Sharks Begins

A finless Hammerhead shark is left to die in the ocean - photo by Jeff RotmanThis is my first post on and I am very excited to start making a real difference by getting the word out and educating the public about the atrocities of shark finning and the repercussions it has on our oceans.

My name is Ross Dunn and ever since I watched the movie Sharkwater I have been driven to help stop shark finning and restore the shark populations of the world which are sadly down an estimated 90%. Read the rest of this entry »

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