France boosts shark protection

2012-12-08 19:03
A worker cuts a shark fin at a fish market in Dubai , United Arab Emirates. (Kamran Jebreili, AP)

A worker cuts a shark fin at a fish market in Dubai , United Arab Emirates. (Kamran Jebreili, AP)

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Paris - Green campaigners on Friday hailed a decision by France that they said would create the world's biggest shark sanctuary.

"At more than 4.7m km² of ocean, this designation doubles the size of the area already protected by all six existing shark sanctuaries," said Josh Reichert, head of the Pew Environment Group.

In November, the EU said it would maintain for another two years a total ban on fishing for endangered deepwater shark species. It applies to EU waters and to EU boats in international waters.

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