UAE inks new shark protection agreement

The UAE has signed a new agreement to protect migrating sharks as efforts continue against shark fin traffickers.
Eight other Arab countries signed the agreement in Dubai at the City Seasons Suites hotel on Monday.
A UAE official told Gulf News the agreement forms part of wider local measures to protect all sharks against over-exploitation.
Monday’s commitment is known as the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks.

Nine New Signatories of the Sharks MOU in the Arab region

Dubai, 17 February 2014 - Efforts to conserve migratory sharks have been strengthened at an international  workshop on shark conservation supported by the UN. Government representatives from nine countries have gathered in Dubai to lend more support to shark conservation in the region.

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