On Mon, 7 Apr 1997, Robert Hueter wrote:
> The new U.S. federal regulations prohibit all directed fishing (commercial
> and recreational) and possession/sale of five shark species: basking,
> whale, white, sand tiger and bigeye sand tiger. These regs apply to U.S.
> federal waters of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
What the regulations say is that there is a total BAN on fishing
for these species??!! By ANYONE??!! Thats great!!! Now, how strongly is
this ban going to be enforced and what are the chances that the ban will be
expanded to include other threatened species?