Global trade of Silky shark, three species of Thresher shark, and nine species of Devil ray will be strictly controlled.
To put it simply, CITES CoP 17 offers an opportunity for more protection to at least four species of sharks and rays in the Bay of Bengal
To my knowledge and experience, as I have been documenting in the past three years, this scenario of shark fishing is common to most countries in Southeast Asia region.
Thailand is one of the top exporters of Shark products, if they can be the shark-protector now, why not Bangladesh?
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Poor knowledge capacity does not mean that Bangladesh is not exploiting the Elasmobranch biodiversity in the Bay of Bengal.