Sharks and rays win new protections at global wildlife summit

Cites votes for new measures to control the trade in silky and thresher sharks, hunted for their fins, and devil rays, whose gills are prized as a medicinal ‘cure’.

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Last updated on 05 October 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Illegal trade
Species: 
Alopias vulpinus
Carcharhinus falciformis