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NOAA program to help save Mako sharks

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - NOAA is launching a new program to encourage fisherman to voluntarily release Atlantic Shortfin Mako sharks alive.

A recent study showed that the population had declined about 50 percent from the 1950s.

NOAA also hopes fisherman will tell the agency where they caught the sharks so it can be posted on an online map.

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