Shark Domestic Trade Is Not Affected By CITES

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement aimed at regulating and ensuring that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. This factsheet explains how the protections for sharks under CITES do not apply to domestic trade, and combats the misinformation surrounding the impacts of a CITES listing for sharks.

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