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The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 has dropped by 35% says WWF. Exports of processed shark fins out of Hong Kong has also decreased dramatically

Over the next five years NOAA will study potential disturbances to white sharks due to research and tourism in Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Fishery managers will urge Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation voting board members to take more steps that allow divers to kill lionfish

This guidance for divers in England is issued by the following agencies as a joint statement: BSAC, GUE, PADI, PSAI, SSI, SAA and TDI / SDI.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have filed charges against four men linked to the illegal feeding of sharks and fish within state waters.

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Vast patch of mid-Atlantic renowned for unique floating seaweeds and rich biodiversity

New legislation gives full protection to manta rays in all Indonesian waters effectively creating the world’s largest protected area for these migratory animals

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A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction.

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 the Haitian government published the creation of Haiti’s second Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the official journal, *Le Moniteur*.

A new study has found that one-quarter of all known species of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

Project AWARE, ocean conservation charity, PADI, Rosemary E Lunn, X-Ray Magazine

The Project AWARE Foundation tackles specific global objectives for ocean protection.

While the EU ban on discarding by-catch is a little step in the right direction it does not prevent the destructive fishing methods in the first place.

The decision to ban shark finning has been hailed as "a great victory" by the Green Party.

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed new rules banning scuba spearfishing in waters of West Hawaii.

Local reefs stripped bare due to illegal harvesting

Interpol released a purple alert Wednesday to warn countries of a gruesome shark-finning technique that could bypass some countries’ anti-finning laws.

With social media allowing Chinese youth to express themselves more freely, the shark fin campaign almost became part of pop culture, conservationists say

Landmark decision hailed by conservation groups after decade-long campaign

Government disallows plans to create artificial marine enclosure stocked with wild-caught whale sharks

Unlikely ally utilized in eradication program in Hawaii’s Kaneohe Bay

Compared with waters where fishing is allowed, there are up to four times as many reef sharks in a protected zone, a new study shows

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