Saturday, July 11, 2009

Good News and Bad News About Sharks - Bahamas

If you're a shark conservationist you'll be interested in the following Op Ed/Announcement by Larry Smith.

Compelling and reasoned discussion of the future of sharks and one direction for shark conservation:

Well folks, when it comes to sharks - we have some good news and some bad news.

The bad news is that sharks - like most other big fish in the ocean - are not long for this world if we continue overfishing on an industrial-scale.

The good news is that because driftnet and longline fishing are banned in the Bahamas, our shark populations are relatively stable. In fact, National Geographic described Bahamian waters as a relative "Eden" for sharks compared to the rest of the world.

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