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Blue sharks in Croatia

The blue shark is a species of requiem shark, that inhabits deep waters in the world’s temperate and tropical oceans. Preferring cooler waters, blue sharks migrate long distances, such as from New England to South America. The species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN. The Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection of Croatia, on account of research conducted by Faunawatch, has confiscated a protected blue shark from a private company. Implementation of inspections on these practices are being put in motion by the Ministry.