TORONTO (CANADA)-The plea for banning shark fins leads to debates all over the world. In Toronto where city council proposed to ban the sale of shark fins in the city, more than 200 people protested outside city hall yesterday. Many of the members of the large Chinese community of theContinue Reading

ROTTNEST ISLAND (AUSTRALIA)- White sharks off the Western Australian coast have a price on their heads. After the third fatal shark, Texan diver George Thomas Wainwright last weekend, attack in two months, the Western Australian government has ordered any great white sharks spotted off the south west coast to beContinue Reading

MOSSEL BAY (SOUTH AFRICA)- The sportsfisherman who illegally caught a great white in Mossel Bay, and was caught redhanded by the cameras of the local press, says it wasn’t he who brought the shark out of the water, but it was the waves. He also denies posing with the sharkContinue Reading

A new green initiative is afoot to save sharks. More and more marinas close harbour for the landing of dead sharks and call themselves ‘Shark-Free  Marinas’.  A shark-friendly marina discourages the recreational killing of sharks and can register to officially become shark friendly. Under the Shark-Free Marina Initiative, a marinaContinue Reading

ANNA MARIA ISLAND (USA)- Last week a shark-attack victim had to get 800 stitches to close the flesh over his thigh bone after being attacked by a shark. The day after animal rights organization PETA launched an ad, saying shark attacks are payback. It has led to a lot ofContinue Reading

NAPLES (FLORIDA)-Anglers can catch more sea trout but need to kill fewer sharks, state fishery managers will recommend at this week’s Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting in Naples. The state regulatory board also begins reviewing a budget for the next fiscal year that proposes to institute a 10Continue Reading

LOS ANGELES (USA)- Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio is pleading with fans in California to back a bill banning the sale of shark fins in this U.S state. The Titanic star, a passionate animal rights campaigner, previously wrote a letter to officials in support of Assembly Bill 376, which would make it illegal toContinue Reading