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US rules changes could see shark fishing return

US rules changes could see shark fishing return

Updated 14 June 2013, 8:19 AEST

A conservation organisation is concerned the United States federal government may be watering down recent laws protecting sharks in its waters.

The Pew Charitable Trust says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed changes to the rules surrounding the Shark Conservation Act of 2011 which could see shark finning resume in the waters of several US Pacific states and territories.

Spokesman Angelo Villagomez explains to Bruce Hill what the effects of the changes might be.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Angelo Villagomez, a shark conservation expert with the Pew Charitable Trust in the United States

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Bruce is one of the Pacific’s most experienced journalists with nearly 20 years covering the region and has won several international awards.

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