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Kirstie Knowles: Human predators driving sharks to the brink

Peter Griffin posted in on January 7th, 2009.

Kirstie Knowles, marine conservation advocate for Forest & Bird, writes in today’s Herald about the devastating impact of long-line fishing and shark “finning” on shark populations. Column available to read here. An excerpt: “Our longline tuna fishery catches twice as many blue sharks as “by-catch” as it does tuna. Ministry of Fisheries data shows that […]

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