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    Shark Finning Bans Not Enough to Stop Hunters

    They’re looking for a sea change. A new study in Indonesia, the worst offender in an industry that slaughters 3 million sharks each year, found that a teeth-to-tail approach may be the only way to stop the rising tide of shark finning. Authorities have established no-fishing zones — but researchers found these only really worked when hunters fully understood the reasoning behind them and were helped to find other careers. Now study authors are hopeful that this can be a blueprint for holistic shark conservation.

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