More than a two-thirds majority of the 178 CITES members voted Monday at committee level to regulate global trade in oceanic whitetip sharks, porbeagle sharks and another three species of hammerhead sharks based on information showing declining populations of these sharks was mainly because of high demand for shark meat and fins.
What does POR stand for?
POR stands for Porbeagle (FAO fish species code)
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The required two-thirds of the 177 CITES member governments voted to protect these animals-the oceanic whitetip and porbeagle sharks, three species of hammerhead sharks, and the two species of manta rays-marking an increase in the number of sharks protected by CITES from three to eight species.
When they spotted the shark on Wednesday they realised it was a porbeagle - a member of the great white family - which can grow up to 10ft long.
Scott MacNichol, 30, was shaken up but uninjured after a porbeagle shark apparently mistook his camera equipment for food.
Summary: Pew calls conference on global trade in endangered species a major disappointment The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) concluded without providing any trade protections whatsoever for severely depleted Atlantic bluefin tuna and four vulnerable species of sharks - scalloped hammerhead, oceanic white tip, porbeagle and spiny dogfish.
Fished for its meat not its fins, stocks of porbeagle -- which gestates for nine months and can live up to 65 years -- have collapsed to about 10 percent of historic levels in the Mediterranean and the northeast Atlantic.
Diners at Morgans Hotel in the centre of Swansea, a favourite spot for Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas on family visits to the city, have been tucking into the porbeagle shark this weekend.
The porbeagle, our largest native shark, is now also on the endangered list - it's the latest Atlantic species to be targeted to satisfy the insatiable demand for dried shark fins in the far east.