China’s biggest airline says no to shark fin trade

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GUANGZHOU (China)- Based in the city of Guangzhou, the world’s largest trading hub for shark fins, China Southern Airlines has banned shark fin shipments and promised to “actively participate” in animal conservation. China Southern’s ban will no doubt send a strong message to the many Guangzhou shark fin traders that their business activities are often illegal, but always unethical, immoral, […]

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Ocearch concludes shark research in Northern Atlantic

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PARK CITY (USA)- Eleven sharks tagged by Ocearch.org have surfaced off the Atlantic coasts of the US states of South Carolina and Georgia in the past few days, sending their location information via satellite to the organization that tracks them. It’s a regular shark party!!! Great whites and tiger sharks Ocearch, a globally recognized nonprofit dedicated to the study and tracking of keystone marine […]

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Sharks are worth more alive than dead. A lot more.

Shark diving in the Bahamas. Photo: Dan Theurer/Flickr Creative Commons

WASHINGTON (USA)- Last year shark diving tourism generated over $221 million in revenue and fueled over 3,700 jobs in the southern state of Florida, according to an independent report, commissioned by Oceana. The report highlights the stark contrast between the value of sharks to Florida’s dive industry ($221 million) and the total U.S. shark fin export market ($1.03 million in 2015). In other […]

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Shark populations Atlantic Ocean on the rebound

Sandtiger shark. Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Malkusch Markus.

JACKSONVILLE (USA)- The shark populations of the Atlantic waters of the US coast are rebounding, so say scientists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In the early 1990s, shark populations had declined to dangerously low levels due to overfishing and lack of a management plan. To respond, the NOAA implemented a fishery management plan for sharks and started […]

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