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Fishing nations agree better protection for mako shark

North Atlantic fishing nations have pledged to better protect the endangered shortfin mako shark by ending overfishing from 2022 and helping stocks to rebound...

Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos marked to study route through the Pacific

The network of receivers extends from the United States to Chile, and passes through protected areas of Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia.

U.S. tourist killed in shark attack off Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco

A 49-year-old female tourist from the United States was killed by a tiger shark this week while diving off the Isla del Coco, a...

Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention

The Costa Rican government angered conservationists Friday when it declined to vote on whether to list two shark species as needing protection under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís nominated for ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’ award

In a letter published as a full-page ad in Spanish-language daily La Nación on Monday, conservation group Sharkproject International announced the nomination of President Luis Guillermo Solís for the 2016 Shark Enemy of the Year award.

Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins

QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador seized around 200,000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers in Manta, the country's main fishing port last week.

Dead shark finding precedes ‘Black October,’ the worst month for illegal fishing in Costa Rica

Two weeks ago, park rangers at Isla del Coco National Park, located 590 kilometers west of Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, discovered six dead silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) and blacktip reef sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus) on longline hooks within the boundaries of the park's protected marine area.

VIDEO: Killer whales hunt tiger shark near Costa Rica’s Cocos Island

A whale's got to eat. Undersea Hunter Cruise Director Juan Manuel Camargo and Edwar Herreño caught orcas on tape hunting a tiger shark near their boat in the waters off the remote national park.

Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

As more and more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the ocean is acidifying too quickly for sharks to keep up.

Could tide finally be turning for shark fin demand in China?

GUANGZHOU, China – A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies deserted, thanks to a ban from official banquet tables and a celebrity-driven ad campaign.

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