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California Moves To Protect Sharks

California Assembly Members Paul Fong and Jared Huffman today introduced a bill to prohibit the sale of shark fins in California to the State Assembly. California is one of the largest sources of demand for shark fin outside Asia and this bill would represent a major step towards reducing pressure on shark populations. Furthermore the bill complements the ban introduced in both Hawaii and the Commonwealth of North Mariana Islands (CNMI) as well as restrictions established by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

Marine Protection

Thriving oceans provide jobs, improve national economies and feed the world. As fish stocks continue to decline—approximately 90% of fisheries are overfished or depleted—sustainably managed fisheries and marine protected areas provide hope for protecting biodiversity, habitat and livelihoods.  

WildAid develops scalable marine management strategies, prevents illegal fishing and ensures sustainable marine management in some of the world’s most biodiverse regions through a comprehensive marine protection model. We protect critical habitat, fisheries and migratory species such as sharks, sea turtles and mantas.

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Shark Poachers Caught Red-Handed in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Marine Reserve (GMR) is one of the largest Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the world.  Since 1998, WildAid has been working with the Galapagos National Park Service (GNPS) in developing a comprehensive enforcement strategy to patrol and protect the GMR, where commercial fishing is prohibited.