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Central American Agriculture Ministers agree to ban shark finning

Friday, November 25, 2011

Agriculture Ministers from the Central American region, plus the Dominican Republic, have agreed to ban and pursue the practice of shark finning in the region.

During the meeting held in Panama, Istmo authorities also agreed that "finning practice in the sea will be punished and governments will take steps to establish sanctions", said Mario González Recinos, regional director of the Organization of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector of the Central American Isthmus (Ospesca). These and other agreements should also be extended to Dominican Republic.

Source: FIS