Солидарность с акулами

САН-ХОСЕ – Уже давно говорят о том, что мы знаем больше о Луне, чем об океанах. Ведь 12 человек прошлись по поверхности Луны, но только три были в самой глубокой части моря. Но теперь похоже, что мы знаем еще меньше об океанах, чем мы думали и вероятно, что мы наносили намного больший ущерб, чем мы предполагали.

Недавнее исследование показало, что количество рыболовства были существенно занижено в течении нескольких лет. На это должны обратить внимание как региональные рыбохозяйственные организации, которые курируют промысловое рыболовство в открытом море, и те, кто занимается мониторингом соблюдения Конвенции по сохранению мигрирующих видов диких животных, которая охватывает мигрирующие виды, находящиеся под угрозой исчезновения.

По словам Конвенции, виды, требующие строжайшей охраны сегодня – перечисленные в Аддендуме I – это (помимо других) большие белые акулы, пять видов пилорылых скатов, и одиннадцать видов скатов. Встреча Конвенции по поводу мигрирующих акул, которая пройдет в этом месяце в Сан-Хосе, Коста-Рике, представляет собой важную возможность для продвижения нормативных актов для обеспечения сохранения и устойчивого использования этих видов, так чтобы они могли продолжать выполнять свою критическую экологическую роль в качестве сверххищников.

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