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CITES conferees agree to protect 18 species of shark

Three proposals to protect 18 types of sharks at risk of extinction passed a committee of the World Wildlife Conference, CITES, with a two-third majority Sunday, according to The Associated Press.

The proposals govern international trade of different species of mako shark, wedgefishes and guitarfishes, according to the AP. Makos, the world’s fastest sharks, are frequently caught in tuna nets.

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