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Cousins in Trouble
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.
Leads to Fishing Ban
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.