Thursday, February 25, 2010

United States Progressing On Thwarting Terrorism

Well, not quite but the sharks are being taken care of:-

Global Conservation of Migratory Sharks
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
February 19, 2010

The United States has joined the Philippines and forty other nations in adopting a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the conservation and management of migratory sharks...The MOU was negotiated under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species to foster scientific research on, and to enhance the conservation and management of, seven initial species of migratory sharks: the Basking, Great White, Longfin and Shortfin Mako, Porbeagle, northern hemisphere Spiny Dogfish and Whale sharks. Signatories to the MOU may subsequently include other shark species in need of conservation.

...the negotiations successfully navigated several technically complex and challenging issues in order to reach agreement. These included the number of species to be covered, the legal nature of the MOU, and the relationship between the MOU and the overarching Conservation of Migratory Sharks.

Maybe they are at least practicing on sharks in preparation for bigger fish?

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