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Sharks

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Reef Shark, © Ed Gullekson
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Reef Shark, © Ed Gullekson
Success Stories
February, 2014 - After outcry from state officials and conservationists, including Defenders of Wildlife, the National Marine Fisheries Service backs off an attempt to nullify state bans on shark fins.