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Sign the petition here to save silky sharks The silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) needs your help. Strengthen Global Protections for Silky Sharks. Getting its name from its smooth skin and slim body, the silky shark is an important apex predator that helps...

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Costa Rica’s Silky Shark Conservation Proposal Undermines Global Shark Conservation Efforts Organizations Urge Adoption of EU Proposal at Tuna Meeting to Prevent Silky Shark Extinction La Jolla, California (June 23, 2016) –  Conservationists are uniting against a weak...

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Friends, Silky sharks have been swimming in the world’s tropical oceans for 3.5 million years. But now they are getting hammered by industrial fishing and moving towards extinction. Tuna and mahi mahi longliners set lines up to 60 miles long with thousands of...

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Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) can Reduce Shark Mortality with Limited Fisheries Closures La Jolla, California (June 20, 2016) – Conservationists are calling on the global community to increase protections for silky sharks under the Inter-American...
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Three shark species tested exceeded Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) human health limits San Jose, Costa Rica (June 6, 2016) – New data from George Mason University has revealed that shark meat sold in San Jose and Heredia food markets contain high levels of toxic...