Conservation Group Votes To Tighten Shark Trade Regs

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT) -- Members of a multilateral conservation treaty on Monday reportedly voted to tighten regulations on trade of some species of shark whose populations have been threatened by the demand for shark fins used in certain dishes in Asia.

At the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora in Bangkok, member nations voted to put the oceanic whitetip, hammerhead and porbeagle sharks on a list of species whose trade is subject to heightened restrictions, according to the Associated Press....
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