Dr. Mahmood Shivji and the talented scientists at the Guy Harvey Research Institute are still receiving accolades for their role in the prosecution of Florida resident Mark Harrison, the self-described largest shark fin buyer in the country, for illegally trading in shark fins. The GHRI assisted the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Justice Department in the case by providing DNA analysis on some of the seized fins, which identified them as being fins from protected species.
The GHRI is based at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. NSU recently recognized the GHRI for their work in this case with a feature article in NSU’s SharkBytes e-newsletter, which is sent to NSU staff, faculty and alumni.
Great job, Dr. Shivji and GHRI staff!