The Safina Center

Thank You!:

2014 NYC Benefit

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Our Annual Benefit in NYC

on November 12
The Explorers Club
was a great success!

Many thanks to all
our sponsors and guests.

Special thanks to our
Safina Center Fellows
who made the evening so inspiring!

Pancake Sharks:

Cousins in Trouble

Guitarfish on sale in a Dubai fishmarket are used for their meat but their fins are prized in Asia for a traditional dish—shark fin soup. Photo by Demian Chapman.

Our latest blog is about sharks’ cousins – rays and skates.

This interview with Safina Center Fellows Demian Chapman and Debra Abercrombie covers the lesser known cousins of well-known shark species. Many rays and skates are in trouble and need our help. More research and conservation efforts are key to protecting sharks’ fascinating relatives. More here.

More about Dr. Chapman & Debra Abercrombie.
More about Safina Center Fellows here.

Cod Collapse:

Leads to Fishing Ban

Atlantic Cod

Earlier this month, fishery managers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that they are banning nearly all fishing for Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod for at least the next 6 months, to protect the severely depleted population.

The situation for New England’s iconic fish is sad. But there is a lesson to learn here.

The near collapse of cod is a result of poor management decisions that have favored short-term economic interests over the conservation of the resource. More here.