ENDANGERED STATUS SOUGHT FOR WHITE SHARK – California

A group of state legislators is urging the California Fish and Game Commission to declare the white shark endangered, warning that the marine predators are in a “perilous situation.”

On Feb. 6, the commission will consider whether to make white sharks a candidate for protection. Within a year of that meeting, it would decide whether to list the sharks as a state endangered species.

Assembly members Paul Fong, D-Cupertino; Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco; Bob Blumenfield, D-San Fernando Valley; Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley; Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont; and Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara; and state Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, last week submitted a letter to the commission in support of the listing.

In August, three environmental groups — Oceana, Center for Biological Diversity and Shark Stewards — petitioned….. Read More