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Saving Sharks: A Series – Conservation Categories

Humans like to categorize and label things. We like to list attributes and anything sharing those attributes go into that category or gets that label. Scientists and policymakers are particularly fond of doing this in an orderly fashion to help with decision making and to be fair, it is extremely helpful when studying and managing…
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Saving Sharks: A Series – Finning vs Fin Trade

There are several interpretations of the term “conservation” that cover protecting species from extinction, preventing wasteful uses of a resource to maintaining biological diversity. How we humans go about doing this, reaching these goals, is very much up for debate, and this applies to shark conservation. Those who believe that the current status of some…
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ASC’s Year in Review: 2020

2020 was one for the books. We got off to such a busy start, tagging sharks, giving in-person presentations, planning travel to attend conferences, and then boom! Like everyone else, we were blindsided by a global pandemic that interrupted our outreach and research efforts and all but halted our fundraising plans. We pivoted where we…
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ASC Wins Nonprofit of the Year Award

The winners of the Annual Go Blue Awards hosted by Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) were announced publicly on Friday, October 23, 2020. These awards recognize “individuals, youth, businesses, and nonprofit organizations who are making extraordinary contributions in ocean conservation and are on the leading edge of going "Blue!". The nominees are judged by an independent…
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