New Federal Protections For Sharks

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Press Release from Wild Earth Guardians

A Win for Sharks

Porbeagle Sharks Get a Chance for Legal Protections

Washington, DC—Porbeagle sharks are getting a new chance at needed protections, thanks to a federal court ruling last week. The court found that the National Marine Fisheries Service (Fisheries Service) erred when it rejected a petition to list porbeagle sharks under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) submitted by WildEarth Guardians in 2010. The agency must go back to the drawing board and re-examine the decision.

“Porbeagle sharks deserve protections, and the National Marine Fisheries Service needs to stop dodging the issue and take a renewed look at the facts,” said Taylor Jones, endangered species advocate for WildEarth Guardians.

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