Australia heads up international efforts to protect the three biggest species of shark

Date: 1/4/2007

The great white shark, the basking shark and the whale shark are hit hard by commercial fishing nets and long-lines targeting other species. The government will focus its by-catch prevention efforts on the big sharks at the International Convention on Migratory Species, to be held in the Seychelles in December. It will provide about A$2 million this year to help minimise by-catch and broaden protection of migratory marine species both domestically and internationally.

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