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Island nations want a big push to end shark fin trade

Island nations want a big push to end shark fin trade

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by September 23, 2016 Pacific News

Island nations that will call for the protection of sharks at a global conservation conference starting in South Africa this week need the support of bigger countries to reverse the decline of the fish, whose fins are coveted in Asia, according to activists.

Shark diving and other forms of ecotourism are key sources of income for archipelagos from the Maldives to the Bahamas, prompting governments to push for the protection of sharks from the international fin trade. But local measures aren’t enough, said Edd Brooks, director of the Cape Eleuthera Institute Shark Programme, based in the Bahamas. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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