"'Landmark Vote' Gives Boost To Threatened Sharks"

"More than 50 species of sharks are to be given protection from over-exploitation in what's being seen as a milestone for shark conservation.

Nearly 200 countries have voted to add a raft of sharks to the list of species protected under global trade rules.

The measures apply to the requiem shark family which includes tiger sharks, as well as to six small hammerhead sharks.

The sharks are being pushed to the edge of extinction by the trade in fins to make shark fin soup."

Helen Briggs reports for BBC News November 18, 2022.

Source: BBC News, 11/21/2022