At this year’s Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 19th Conference of Parties (CoP19), nearly 200 countries voted to add 97 new shark and ray species to CITES Appendix II listings. This will limit trade of these species to sustainable levels. To more than double the listings from 44 to 141 species is a tremendous win for sharks and for oceans.


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