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Building capacity to identify a shark from its fin or a ray from its gills.

Indonesia is a global priority for shark and ray conservation and management. It is the world’s largest shark fishing nation however, it is estimated that approximately 40% of sharks occurring in Indonesian waters are threatened with extinction, in part due to untraceable trade in shark products. Despite these threats, there is considerable momentum within Indonesia to improve the conservation of sharks and rays and improve management of the shark and ray product trade for CITES Appendix II listed species.

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David Scarfe PhD, DVM, MRSSAf, CertAqV
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