Pacific Tuna Commission Protects Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Not Whale Sharks

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/30/4379870/pacific-tuna-commission-protects.html

30 March 2012

Fishing nations of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) today agreed to protect oceanic whitetip sharks based on a U.S. proposal, while an Australian proposal to ban intentional setting of purse seine nets on whale sharks (to catch associated aggregations of tuna) was stalled by Japan.

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