As part of the last meeting of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), held this week in Bangkok (Thailand), the national government banned fishing for oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) in Brazilian waters. The decision was made in order to preserve this endangered species.
See on www.fis.com
- CITES 2013: Five shark species win protection against finning trade (environmentaleducationuk.wordpress.com)
- New research on migratory behavior of oceanic whitetip sharks can help shape conservation strategies (esciencenews.com)
- Five shark species win protection against finning trade (guardian.co.uk)
- Vote to protect threatened sharks (independent.ie)