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U.S. Coast Guard Captures Illegal Fishermen in Texas

Posted Tue, May 14, 2013 by Gib to cites, endangered, fishing, hammerhead sharks, hammerheads, illegal fishing, longlines, sharks

Source: U.S. Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery

Following Oceana’s newly released report on the harmful impacts of illegal fishing, one of the questions that I as Oceana's Northeast representative was asked most often was, “Where is this happening?”  The short answer: Illegal fishing happens everywhere, from the most distant waters near Antarctica to just off the U.S. coast.


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Sharks by the Numbers

Posted Fri, Aug 6, 2010 by admin to hammerheads, hong kong, m&ms, numbers, protect sharks, shark attacks, shark finning, shark fins, shark week, statistics

As shark week comes to a close, we thought we’d hit you with the good stuff: numbers. Here are some of the most revealing statistics about sharks that we could find:

400 million: Approximate number of years that sharks have been on planet Earth.

50: Number of shark species that are listed as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of threatened species

138,894: Number of people in the U.S. who suffered ladder-related injuries in 1996.

13: Number who suffered shark-related injuries in the U.S. in 1996.

22 million: Amount, in pounds, of shark fins that were imported into Hong Kong in 2008, making it the world’s largest single market for the product.


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