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EU Shark Conservation – Recent Progress and Priorities for Action

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  • May 7, 2012
  • by EEA Admin
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The European Union (EU) remains a global shark fishing power, but its record on shark conservation is changing. The EU’s notorious not-so-distant past – characterised by severe population depletion, unregulated fishing and exceptionally weak regulations – is now finally being balanced by recent, significant strides toward limiting EU shark fisheries and securing international protections for
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The conservation status of pelagic sharks and rays

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  • February 23, 2007
  • by thedconceptadmin
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Pelagic sharks and rays are a relatively small group, representing only about 6% of the world’s total chondrichthyan fish species and having low diversity compared to the shelf- and slope-dwelling chondrichthyans. They are active, free-swimming species that live in the water column and are not closely associated with the sea bottom. No chimaeras are known
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