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Great White population declines

11 Feb 2013 13:08
A five-member panel in the California Fish and Game Commission has voted unanimously to recommend that the great white shark be protected under the state's endangered species laws, writes Susmita Baral on Greener Ideal.
This vote took place after environmental organizations and groups showed data that there were fewer than 340 adults and sub-adults in two principal feeding grounds off central California and Mexico's Baja Peninsula.

While the great white shark has been banned for commercial fishing since 1994, under California law, they sometime become victims by being accidentally caught in gill-net fishing that is targeted to other sea life, including halibut, swordfish, and white sea bass.

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