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Activists Decry Costa Rica Proposal to Protect Silky Sharks

Conservationists are uniting against a weak silky shark conservation proposal put forth by Costa Rica, Belize, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. The proposal along with others will be presented at the annual meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)* to be held next week in Southern California. Turtle Island Restoration Network and fellow conservationists believe that Costa Rica’s proposal would do little to protect declining silky shark populations, and would allow the overfishing and extinction process to continue. For this reason, conservationists are supporting a competing proposal from the European Union (E.U.) that calls for a 3-month closure on silky…

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