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FILE  - In this undated photo released by the Australian Customs Service on  April 5, 2006, an officer holds drying shark fins found on a suspected illegal fishing boat in the waters off Cape Wessel in the Northern Territory of Australia.  Sharks are in trouble, and scientists say the world has a chance to protect them by setting Atlantic catch limits at international conservation conference this week in Paris. While fishing is tightly regulated, there are almost no rules when it comes to catching sharks, scientists say.  (AP Photo/Australian Customs Service, HO)

FILE - In this undated photo released by the Australian Customs Service on April 5, 2006, an officer holds drying shark fins found on a suspected illegal fishing boat in the waters off Cape Wessel in the Northern Territory of Australia. Sharks are in trouble, and scientists say the world has a chance to protect them by setting Atlantic catch limits at international conservation conference this week in Paris. While fishing is tightly regulated, there are almost no rules when it comes to catching sharks, scientists say. (AP Photo/Australian Customs Service, HO)

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