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Shark Fin

A Marine Bank: Too Big to Fail

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

How can we be largely unaware that such an important piece of the earth's ecological puzzle -- two-thirds the size of the continental U.S -- is disappearing?

Hunger For Shark Fins Catapults Species Onto Endangered List

AP | By AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday classified as endangered and threated four distinct populations of a shark species...

Shark Fin Exports To Hong Kong Fall By 35 Percent, Demand Plunges In China

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

Here's some much-needed good news for our shark friends: The Hong Kong chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) announced this week that the vo...

World's Biggest Shark Slaughter Exposed Via Undercover Video Investigation

Reid Levin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Reid Levin

If you thought the shark cull in Western Australia was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet. A compilation of undercover footage taken over the course of three years at a factory in PuQi, China, surfaced recently, and the details provided by Mr. Li Guang, one of the factory managers, reveal some disturbing truths.

Fisherman Tried To Sell Shark Fins To Hawaii Restaurant, Fined $100

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — A fishing boat captain has pleaded guilty to trying to sell shark fins to a Honolulu hotel restaurant. Matthew Brian Case says he f...

Dominique Mosbergen

Gruesome Shark-Finning Tactic Lets Fishermen Bypass The Law | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

Exporting shark fins is a lucrative business in Costa Rica, where it appears fishermen are exploiting a legal loophole to get as many of them as they ...

New York To Ban Shark Fin Sales Starting Next Year

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is banning trade in shark fins starting next summer in an effort to protect the marine predators. The fins are used in ...

Fake Shark Fins A Growing Problem In China

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.10.2013 | Home

The controversy surrounding the serving of shark fin in restaurants continues to swirl, but new reports may sway diners in China, at least. An inve...

PHOTOS: Evading Scrutiny By Drying Shark Fins On Rooftops?

AP | Posted 01.04.2013 | Green

HONG KONG -- Shark fin traders in Hong Kong have laid out thousands of fins on rooftops in what appears to be a move to escape public scrutiny of thei...

Maggie Q, Shark Hugger

Sierra | Posted 01.20.2013 | Celebrity

In the high-action TV show Nikita, Maggie Q plays the title character, a coolheaded rogue assassin being hunted by secret agents. In real life, though, she wouldn't harm a fly -- or any other living thing.

Costa Rica to Take a Bite Out of Global Shark Finning

Leila Monroe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Leila Monroe

Costa Rica is often applauded for its progressive environmental policies and peaceful democracy. I know it as a Mecca of sustainable tourism and perfect surf breaks. Yet the brutal, enormously profitable shark fin trade has prospered in Costa Rica's waters and ports since the late-1990's, making this tropical Central American country a key outpost in the global shark fin trade.

Threatened Species Used In Shark Fin Soup Across U.S.

Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

A recent study discovered that several species of sharks classified as endangered or threatened are being used to make shark fin soup served in U.S. r...

Shark Fin Legislation -- Long Overdue

Jupp Baron Kerckerinck zur Borg | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Jupp Baron Kerckerinck zur Borg

Shark fin soup was initially served in China as a symbol of great wealth; shark fins were rarely available and so the soup was a luxury dish. Developm...

Maryland Bill Would Ban Shark Fin Possession, Sale

AP | Posted 02.22.2012 | DC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland lawmakers are considering joining states that have banned the possession and sale of shark fins. Shark fins are popular in...

Shark Fin Ban Likely In New York

Posted 02.22.2012 | New York

While Senator Charles Schumer occupies his time by waging war against inhalable sticks of fun, legislators are working on a more serious bill that wil...

Obama Visits Restaurant That Still Serves Shark Fin Soup | Carla Marinucci | Posted 02.17.2012 | Home

President Obama, who signed the Shark Conservation Act into law last month, apparently didn't check out the menu before he made a surprise visit Thurs...

PETA: Don't Give Stars To Restaurants That Serve Foie Gras, Shark Fin Soup

Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the Michelin Guide -- one can claim that it has a bias toward extremely expensive restaurants, that its descrip...

Europe To Ban All Shark Finning?

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home

BRUSSELS — The EU's executive arm said Monday that it wants to completely ban shark finning – the practice of removing sharks' fins and th...

Yao Ming, Richard Branson Join To Fight Shark Fin Trade

AP | By ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

SHANGHAI -- Recently retired Chinese NBA star Yao Ming is taking the fight against eating shark fins back to his homeland, where demand for the tradit...

It's Time to Save Sharks

Julie Packard | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

We've demonized sharks for far too long. Now the tide is turning, and when it does, sharks won't be the only winners.

A Shark Fin Ban In San Francisco?

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 07.06.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO — A California proposal to outlaw the title ingredient in shark fin soup, a traditional Chinese delicacy, has turned into a recipe for...

Elle, Elle, What the Hell?

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ingrid Newkirk

Elle Macpherson has confessed to a reporter for the Times online, that she uses an illegal substance. No, it's not heroin or crack cocaine.