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Shark fins found at airport

SAN JOSE (COSTA RICA)- Inspectors from the National Animal Health Service (SENASA) of Costa Rica found a large amount of shark fins from protected species among air cargo that was to be exported to Hong Kong. The illegal fins were found in a sample inspection of three sacks of shark fins to be exported via UPS and China Airlines. Among the fins were species including […]

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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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24 Countries secretly catch sharks

CAPE TOWN (SOUTH AFRICA)- Up to 24 countries may be catching sharks in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea but failing to report these catches, as is legally required by the Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). A new report by Oceana revealed these secret catches, based on Hong Kong shark fin trade data and other sources. The […]

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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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