Shark Rescue - Funds for Palau and DNA Fin Testing
written by Monty Halls (Senior)
It is pleasing to hear that the funds raised by Shark Rescue (via the SCCT) from their Summer campaign (the Gobi Desert Challenge) have started to reach them. We understand that they will be applied in helping Palau to administer their moratorium on shark fishing in their waters. Some funding will be allocated to the cost of DNA testing of shark fins imported through the Hong Kong market. These are very positive efforts in the attempt to conserve shark populations and their essential function in the marine preditor/prey balance. Thanks to Ran Elfassy and his very competent and enlightened supporters.