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Joanna Murray

Joanna Murray

I work in the Environment and Ecosystems division at Cefas.

My focus is on marine monitoring and ecology.

Launching a new visual tool to identify shark trunks in the international meat trade

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Front covers of the three guide series on identifying CITES-listed sharks and rays.

The first shark trunk visual identification guide is launched as part of a one stop toolkit for regulating trade in CITES-listed species Warning: This blog contains images of sharks without fins or heads as part of a training exercise to …

Trade in live coral: how we are developing tools to improve tracking of the most traded marine animals

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A photo of corals underwater

It may come as a surprise to some that corals are not rocks or plants, but marine invertebrate animals made up of hundreds to thousands of tiny organisms called polyps, joined together by limestone skeletons. Corals are the building blocks …

How we are tackling illegal trade of sharks and rays in the world’s largest shark fishing nation

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Unsustainable trade of shark products, most notably shark fins, threatens the survival of some species. The Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that aims to ensure commercial trade …