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Mixed Results for Sharks at Pacific Tuna Commission Meeting
    
Member countries agree to protect oceanic whitetip sharks, fail to safeguard whale sharks 
 
30 March 2012



GUAM// Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) have agreed to protect the oceanic whitetip shark based on a proposal from the United States, while an Australian proposal to ban the intentional setting of purse seine nets on whale sharks (to catch associated aggregations of tuna) has been stalled by Japan. Read More
The oceanic whitetip shark is increasingly rare in the region’s tropical fisheries. Image (c) J. Stafford-Deitsch, Shark Trust.  
 
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