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Sea Shepherd discovers large shipments of shark fins in Hong Kong

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Large shipments of shark fins are still arriving in Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have made ‘No Shark Fin’ carriage ban commitments. The fins are labelled as ‘seafood’  or ‘fish’. This is the conclusion of a three-month investigation by Sea Shepherd Global, as part of their global shark defense campaign Operation Apex Harmony. Large shipments of fins Sea Shepherd saw […]

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New Zealand bans shark finning

AUCKLAND (NEW ZEALAND)- Good news for sharks in New Zealand waters. The government has fast-tracked a ban on shark finning. The new law will be effective from 1 October.  Eventually the ban was to be phased in from 1 October, with full implementation by October 2016. After consultation with fishing interests and the public, which wanted a ban in place […]

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California ban on shark fins upheld

SAN FRANCISCO (USA)- California’s ban on possession or sale of shark fins still stands. A federal judge upheld the ban, rejecting claims that the law discriminates against the Chinese community in the state. Shark fin soup is a traditional delicacy in this community. Also the claim of interfering with federal management of ocean fishing was rejected. The California law against […]

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Coffins against shark fin soup

Shark fin soup might be delicious but it’s destroying the world’s sharks. That’s the message of an ad campaign in the Chinese city of Shanghai. The campaign is using shark coffins to emphasize the message. The new ad campaign from the  International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and design firm Y&R Shanghai wants to change the minds of the Chinese. […]

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Hong Kong bans shark fin soup for officials

HONG KONG (CHINA)- The pressure is on. Last weekend the government of Hong Kong officially declared it would stop serving shark fin at official functions as “a good example,” following years of lobbying by conservation groups. The southern Chinese city is one of the world’s biggest markets for shark fin, which is viewed by many Asians as a delicacy and […]

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Biggest shark catchers identified

BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)- Indonesia and India account for more than a fifth of global shark catches, according to the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC, which published a report Into The Deep today.  EU The two countries were named as the world’s biggest catchers of sharks in an EU-backed probe into implementing a new pact to protect seven threatened species of sharks and […]

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Brunei bans shark fin trade

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (BRUNEI)- The sultanate of Brunei has announced it will enforce the ban on the catch and landings of all shark species from Brunei’s waters. And thus cease the sale of any related products in the domestic market. Furthermore, Brunei will also now officially enforce the ban on the importation and trade of shark products which has been in place […]

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