19 Nov '11, 11am

Conservation body agrees to protect silky sharks

Conservation body agrees to protect silky sharks

Marine advocacy groups say delegates at an international conservation meeting have agreed on steps to protect the silk shark (above). -- PHOTO: BH ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Marine advocacy groups say delegates at an international conservation meeting have agreed on steps to protect a vulnerable species of shark. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) agreed on Saturday that all silky sharks accidentally caught during fishing must be released. The decision came at the end of a week-long meeting in Istanbul. An exception was made for coastal developing countries where the sharks could be caught for local consumption.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/TechandScience/S...

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