A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries

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Marine Policy, ISSN: 0308-597X, Vol: 85, Page: 138-140

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2017
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10.1016/j.marpol.2017.08.026
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D. S. Shiffman; R. E. Hueter
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Elsevier BV
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Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Environmental Science; Economics, Econometrics and Finance; Social Sciences
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A proposed nationwide ban on the sale of shark fins within the United States would undermine sustainable shark fisheries, would have little effect on global shark mortality, and would perpetuate the misconception that the shark fin trade is the only threat facing sharks. Instead, placing a priority on policies focusing on sustainable shark fisheries management is preferred for meeting the goals of shark conservation.