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December 6, 2011

Green Sawfish Landing In Qatar

Dateline 25th November 2011.

It was with mixed feelings that the Society learnt of a 1.5 metre Sawfish having been accidentally caught by fishermen in Doha. The downside is that the animal was not able to be released safely, but the plus is that this juvenile animal indicates that the population is still hanging on, and that the protection for Green Sawfish lobbied for by the Society and put into law by the government of Qatar has a chance of ensuring a future for these vulnerable animals.

SCS is also in discussion with the government of Bahrain and hopes soon to learn that similar laws have been passed in the Kingdom.

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