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United Arab Emirates bans shark finning

by on Jul.30, 2014 at 5:35 pm, under Shark Conservation, Shark News Stories

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UAE bans shark finning

According to a report by Emirates 24/4, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued a measure to ban shark finning. In addition to the ban on finning, the measure will also make it illegal to hunt sharks within 5 nautical miles of the UAE shores and 3 nautical miles of from the shores of UAE’s islands.

The measure was issued by UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Rashid bin Fahd. It will be enforced beginning September 1, 2014.

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Tammie

    Wonderful. I wish more countries would join this ban. Man will always ruin everything we touch. If we can stop the butcher and disappearance of these oceanic wonders, what a big step for mankind.

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