Map of Shark Protection Through Time

Video uploaded by ‘Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’ on 07. August 2014:

Sharks face many threats from people, including extreme overfishing driven by high prices for their fins, and being caught by mistake in nets and on longlines. While there is still much work to be done to conserve sharks, take a moment to recognize the work already being done in communities around the world to protect these fascinating and beautiful animals.

Video by the Smithsonian Ocean Portal: Amanda Feuerstein, Emily Frost, Nancy Knowlton and Hannah Waters. Special thanks to Sonja Fordham, Kerry Lynn Miller, Jen Sewada, and David Shiffman.

This map is a work in progress. If you know of regulations we’re missing or otherwise want to contribute, email


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