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Here’s a rather interesting and unexpected take on the proposed shark fin elimination act of 2016, currently co-sponsored by 7 US senators.  There are a number of shark scientists and conservationist that believe this bill, in it’s current form, is the wrong approach. In a letter to Senator Bill Nelson, Bob Hueter, director of the...
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[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbwBkrgZetE[/youtube] [message_box title=”Shark Crimes: How DNA Helps Fight Fin Trade | One Minute Dive with Pew” color=”red”] Humans kill some 100 million sharks annually, largely for shark fin soup. Some shark species, like the oceanic whitetip, have declined up to 99 percent. To find out how new trade restrictions are affecting the global...
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[message_box title=”” color=”red”] 114th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 3095 To prohibit sale of shark fins, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES June 23, 2016 Mr. Booker (for himself, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. McCain, Ms. Cantwell, and Ms. Murkowski) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred...
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Take a look at this shark fin identification guide that was published by PEW in collaboration with Stony Brook University. Download the publication here  
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Dead sharks of all sizes were photographed at the Karngsong fish auction in Indonesia’s West Java Province on Tuesday. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. [space] Horrific images show thousands of dead sharks piled up on a market floor in Indonesia as workers hack off their fins. Sharks of all sizes were photographed at the Karngsong fish auction...
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Very proud of the 5 US senators for proposing the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016.  Cory Booker (D, NJ), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), John McCain (R-AZ), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) hope to eliminate the selling of shark fins in every state in the nation.[space] [message_box title=”” color=”red”]Sharks are one of the ocean’s...
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[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUs8NbtqSo4[/youtube] [message_box title=”Cathay Pacific statement on shark’s fin carriage” color=”red”] 22 Jun 2016 Cathay Pacific has a long standing commitment to play our role in a more sustainable world. We were one of the first airlines in the world to raise the awareness of the unsustainability of the global shark trade. The airline...
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[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EndrH1E651k[/youtube] [space][space] According to PEW’s website, silky sharks, bigeye thresher sharks, common thresher sharks, and pelagic thresher sharks are particularly vulnerable throughout their habitat. Whether it’s from targeted shark fisheries, by-catch, or the extreme levels of unregulated/illegal fishing, these species have suffered dramatic population declines, around 70%. CITES is recognized globally as one of...
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Agents found 11 whole sharks located on the deck and a hidden compartment in the bow of the vessel that contained 12 large sacks of shark fins totaling 2,073 fins.  The bodies of the fins found in the sacks were not found on the vessel. These two men were arrested back in 2012 when they...
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The decline of sharks will cut short our supply of seafood and affect human survival. This is a matter of food security, and if the present trade of sharks continues, businesses will exhaust supply of fins and of sharks forever.  [space] “The current exploitation of sharks is simply not sustainable. Sharks cannot reproduce fast enough...
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