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Critically endangered hammerhead sharks finally protected with fishing ban in Costa Rica

Great news for the coolest-looking shark in the world! Costa Rica has announced a complete ban on the fishing of three species of hammerhead sharks, which are critically endangered due to demand for their fins in shark fin soup. The ban includes the capture, transportation, storage, and sale of hammerhead sharks and their byproducts.
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This decision comes after years of criticism from conservationists for the government's relaxed approach to overfishing. Hammerhead sharks have been bought and sold in Costa Rica for years despite being protected under the CITES Appendix II . Appendices I, II, and III are complementary documents to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, listing the different species according to the level of threat. Appendix II lists species that are not necessarily now threatened with extinction but that may become so unless trade is closely controlled.
This ban is great news for biodiversity, as hammerhead shark populations in Costa Rica have declined by around 90% over the last decade. Although some conservation efforts have been made in the past, this ban signifies a step in the right direction toward protecting endangered species from overfishing.


Costa Rica announces ban on fishing of hammerhead sharks

MEXICO CITY — Fishing for hammerhead sharks is now illegal in Costa Rica, thanks to the signing of a new executive decree this month by President Rodrigo Chaves Robles. The decree prohibits the capture, transportation, storage or sale of hammerhead sharks or their byproducts, such as fins and teeth. Banned species include the smooth hammerhead […]

https://news.mongabay.com/2023/02/costa-rica-announces-ban-on-fishing-of-hammerhead-sharks/




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  • We Don't Have Time

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    • Tabitha Kimani

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      Protecting the fish will lead to their increase in number

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      • rosebellendiritu

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        Great step that could have been taken long time before the population decreases to upto 90%..

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        • Anon.org

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          Sharks are cool❣

          • Edwin wangombe

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            Biodiversity protection is crucial and this decision will be significant in protecting it

            • Mc Kaka Official🇰🇪

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              We must protect Biodiversity by sweat and blood

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              • Munene Mugambi

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                These fish are endangered and this is a commendable move

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

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                  Good news

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                  • walter lungayi

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                    This is great news

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                    • Patrick Kiash

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                      Great news and very significant.

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