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Illegal Fishing: A Shark Challenge

Modern day pirates cross the oceans not for gold, but for shark fins, writes Lindsay Jennings, researcher at the Marine Conservation Institute on Sharkdefenders.com. Illegal fishing leads to the indiscriminate catching of millions of sharks each year, driving down populations. Just to try  to fulfill global demand for shark products while . “Forget the idea of an eye-patch wearing, sword-wielding, […]

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Airline accused of shark fin trade

HONG KONG (CHINA)- Air Pacific, soon to be Fiji Air, has been accused by environmentalist groups of of being one of the world’s major carriers of shark fins into Hong Kong. The airline profiles itself as ‘shark friendly’. Campaigners claim that the airline carries shark fins as cargo on its passenger flights. 

A letter signed by a coalition of environmental groups […]

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