Shark Conservation Progress in 2011

Over the past year, much has been done to help sharks. To recap:

-Honduras announced creation of 92,665-square mile shark sanctuary

-243,244 square miles of the Bahams converted into a shark sanctuary

-The Marshall Islands, Guam and Palau created a 2 million square-mile shark sanctuary

-Chile banned shark finning

-ICCAT agreed to reduce fishing of shortfin mako shark and porbeagle sharks

-Shark finning, which was outlawed in Hawaii in 2010, was also prohibited in Guam, Oregon, Washington, and California

These improvements will greatly help these magnificent creatures. But there is still a lot of work to do save these sharks and our amazing ocean.

This information is courtesy of Shark Research Institute. To visit them online, go to

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