Indonesian fishermen unload their catch, including sharks and baby sharks, in Lampulo fish market in Banda Aceh last week.
March 11, 2013 The CITES convention agrees in principle to limit the trade in five types of shark and two types of manta ray in a crackdown on the trade in shark meat and fins.
Fresh shark fins dry on the deck of an apprehended fishing boat in a declared shark and manta ray sanctuary located in the eastern region of Indonesia.
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March 2, 2013 The study estimates that 100 million sharks are killed globally every year. Shark populations are especially vulnerable because they do not reproduce quickly or early on in life. New protections are up for consideration at an international conference Sunday.
Click the image to see a full-size version. At least eight shark species, many endangered or threatened, were found in bowls of shark fin soup across the country.
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August 10, 2012 Shark fin soup is a delicacy, but consumers may not be aware they're eating threatened species. Scientists hope the methods they've devised to trace shark DNA in bowls of soup can help law enforcement officials track contraband in states where sales are illegal.
A Great White off the coast of South Africa in 2009.
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July 16, 2012 Five fatal encounters in less than a year — usually there is one a year off Australia — have raised alarms. Some wonder whether great whites should be culled.
September 2, 2011 Is that a shark hanging out in the waves with some surfers? Check the picture.
January 27, 2011 While we usually think of sharks as hunters, it turns out that they are often the hunted. About 73 million sharks are killed by humans annually, many to satisfy Asia's appetite for shark fin soup.
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