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Research shows significant mislabeling of fish products sold on St. Maarten

As part of the Save Our Sharks project funded by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation recently discovered that a large majority of fish being sold in supermarkets and restaurants on St. Maarten is being mislabeled. A study was conducted in partnership with the prestigious Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC to […] Lees verder

Leading shark protection in the Caribbean

An important first step was taken towards the regional protection of sharks throughout the Caribbean. At the request of the Netherlands, regional governments today recommended eight species of sharks and rays for protection under the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol. Delegates from 14 Caribbean countries including Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire), Aruba, […] Lees verder

More sharks protected through CITES

Great news from Johannesburg, South Africa, where this afternoon thirteen species were added to CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora). The new protection status of silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), three species of thresher shark (Alopias spp.), and nine species of devil rays (Mobula spp.) requires all participating countries […] Lees verder

Shark tagging in Dutch waters

Recently, the St Maarten Nature Foundation initiated a program tagging sharks in the marine park. The research is aimed at better understanding the biological characteristics of sharks in St. Maarten waters including population structure, abundance and migration. In the Dutch Oosterschelde estuary, sharks are being tagged for several years within a project by Sportvisserij Nederland. […] Lees verder

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