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Online tool for shark identification Photo

Online tool for shark identification

A new online tool to aid researchers, marine managers and lay people to identify shark species is now available. Elasmo Key allows the user to input physical characteristics, geographical and type of habitat, protected status, and scientific names. It will then produce an illustrated list of shark species that have these characteristics.

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Paper calls for ban on shark fin consumption and trade Photo

Paper calls for ban on shark fin consumption and trade

A paper authored by researchers at the the University of Hong Kong and published in the journal Marine Policy has found that only 12% of shark fisheries can be considered sustainable. This means that 25,000 tons of shark fin on the market is obtained from unsustainable sources.

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