sharks

Oct. 03/11

The Marshall Islands government has created the world's largest shark sanctuary, covering nearly two million sq km (750,000 sq miles) of ocean.

The Pacific republic will ban trade in shark products and commercial shark fishing throughout its waters.

Tourism, including diving, is a staple of the Marshall Islands archipelago, which is home to just 68,000 people.

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Sep. 30/11

Sharks are in big trouble on the Great Barrier Reef and worldwide, according to an Australian-based team who have developed a world-first way to measure rates of decline in shark populations.

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We reached a massive milestone during April’s Big Shark Shout Out and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Hundreds of supporters shouted for sharks and took AWARE's shark petition to the streets helping reach an impressive total of 100,000 signatures. These signatures give a stronger, united voice to push for trade protection for the world's most vulnerable shark species.

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Sep. 19/11

As the annual meeting of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organizations (NAFO) begins today in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Project AWARE, Shark Advocates International, and other like-minded NGOs have asked for science based catch limits on threatened thorny skates.

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Aug. 21/11

TELL this grey nurse shark that it's a protected species in NSW and it may find the news hard to swallow.

The Greens MP Cate Faehrmann, also in the frame, found the shark with a fishing hook in its mouth during a dive last week on the north coast.

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Aug. 18/11

On August 15th 2011, Project AWARE Foundation and Shark Advocates International sent a letter to the United States Fish And Wildlife Service as part of a public comment process regarding potential U.S. proposals for listing sharks and other species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

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Katie (a volunteer at the school) and DM Sami had their hands full teaching the local kids at the Mana Island School about sharks and how important they are to the oceans around us.

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Misión Tiburón Association is a Costa Rican nonprofit ONG, whose goal is to promote research, management and conservation of sharks and marine life in our oceans.

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Whatta a blast! My new attempt to reach the Kenyan shores is a success!

Exhausted after two days of intensive swimming, a friendly kite surfer took me on a ride and helped me reach my destination in style.

My friends Bruce, Mark and Sander from Buccaneer Diving were all anxiously awaiting my arrival and were really pleased to see me.

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Jul. 14/11

What if we told you the effort you put forth as a diver to complete a PADI certification course could also support ocean protection projects?

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