Sharks News

Hawaii bans shark fin soup

Governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, has signed into law a ban on shark-fin soup beginning July 1st, 2011, according to Reuters. The soup is currently served in a number of…

Sharks lose out at UN meeting

An effort to bolster conservation measures for plummeting shark populations was defeated yesterday at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), according to the AP. The nonbinding measure…

Sharks swim safe around the Maldives

Sharks that dwell in the Maldives can breathe a sigh of relief: the island nation has declared 90,000 square kilometers of the Indian Ocean a safe-haven for sharks, banning shark…

Shark-repelling fishing gear in the works

Shark-repelling fishing gear in the works Shark-repelling fishing gear in the works mongabay.com April 23, 2008 Fishing gear that produces an electric field in sea water could help prevent sharks…

Mysteries of the Great White Shark unveiled

Mysteries of the Great White Shark unveiled by researchers Mysteries of the Great White Shark unveiled Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com February 17, 2008 [corrected 2/18] The Great White Shark's distinct populations…

Trade in sawfish banned

Trade in sawfish banned Trade in sawfish banned mongabay.com June 11, 2007 Trade restrictions for the endangered sawfish have been approved at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species…

Sharks do not win CITES protection

Sharks do not win CITES protection Sharks do not win CITES protection mongabay.com June 8, 2007 Two endangered species of sharks failed to win protection at the Convention on International…