Mako shark fishing shut down to try to rebuild species

THE NATIONAL OCEANIC and Atmospheric Administration shut down mako fishing on Tuesday in an attempt give the popular species of shark a chance to recover from population decline. / COURTESY NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
BOSTON (AP) – The federal government is shutting down fishing of a popular species of shark to try to give the animals a chance to recover from population decline. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shut down shortfin mako fishing on Tuesday. The big fish have long been prized by sport fishermen. They're also popular…

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