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Shark Finning

Shark Series Part 2

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
SidneyAnne Stone

If you are not familiar with shark finning, it is a brutal process in which the shark's fin is removed for the purpose of making shark fin soup. The ...

The U.S. Shark Conservation Axe of 2013

Edward Dorson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Edward Dorson

Deplorably, all recent U.S. state and territorial gains in shark conservation are now on the chopping block.

Shark Series Part 1

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
SidneyAnne Stone

Recent movies like the highly sensationalized Sharknado and the not-so-recent, Jaws series tend to villainize sharks. The truth is sharks are phenomenal creatures at the absolute top of the food chain and so much of their makeup is a mystery.

EU Vows To Tighten Restrictions In Shark Finning Ban

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green

BRUSSELS, June 6 (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Thursday to tighten an existing ban on "shark finning", or slicing fins off sharks often w...

Why Sharks Generate More Money Alive Than Dead

Posted 06.02.2013 | Green

From Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer: Sharks that are free to swim around in their natural habitats are a valuable part of tourism around the...

Don't Take Away My Guns -- or Fins

Anna Clark | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Anna Clark

When championing the individual rights of a few damages the health and lives of many, can we really call that freedom or justice? Nobody is saying you can't catch a shark and sell it. But is it a good idea to continue supporting a practice that is responsible for fishing sharks to the point of extinction?

Trophic Cascade

Peter Neill | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

It seems silly to say so, but is it not true that this entire process is justified to provide virility/fertility medicines or status symbols to consumers most probably ignorant of or indifferent to the consequences of their desires?

Texans Unite in the Fight to Save Sharks

Anna Clark | Posted 07.19.2013 | Green
Anna Clark

100 million sharks are disappearing from our oceans each year, primarily driven by the lucrative trade in shark fins. A bill that would prohibit the sale and consumption of shark fins in Texas, passed the Texas House. However, this bill faces a fight ahead.

LOOK: Shocking Graphic Shows Just How Many Sharks Are Killed EVERY HOUR

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green

Inspired by recent data on shark deaths, two data visualization heavyweights have created a stunning infographic to put the numbers in perspective. ...

100 Million Sharks Killed Every Year

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green

Thanks in part to the horrible deaths played out in classic shark attack movies like "Jaws" and "Deep Blue Sea," the shark has been pegged as a notori...

The Shark Fin Question

Christopher Geary | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Christopher Geary

For the issue of shark finning, I believe it is an industry that is going to end one way or another and business must work with government to help the people in the industry to survive.

What Do You Really Know About Shark Finning?

Samantha_Harris | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

How is a shark finned? A shark is caught, its fin is cut off and the shark is thrown back into the ocean, alive, to drown to death. The remnants of thousands of dead sharks -- brutally killed -- are sitting on shelves of Chinatowns all over the United States.

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.

Costa Rica Bans Shark Finning

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green

By Isabella Cota MANUEL ANTONIO, Costa Rica, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Costa Rica on Wednesday passed a blanket ban on shark finning, in whic...

Why Jaws Made Me Care About Sharks

Greg Stone | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

I am hard pressed to meet a colleague that has not been affected by this film. In addition, the public fascination with sharks spurred by Jaws helped lead to a dramatic uptick in shark research that has shaped how we understand the ocean today.

Surviving the Shark

Jonathan Kathrein | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Jonathan Kathrein

We all know sharks live in the ocean, but we don't expect to see one. And yet an image in our minds causes us to fear that a shark might be checking us out. Sometimes that feeling is true. Or was it only seaweed?

The Year of the Dragon Heralds a Shift for Sharks

Francesca Koe | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

The connection between declining shark populations and finning is tragically clear. Each year, up to 73 million sharks are stripped of their fins and thrown back to the ocean to die a painful and prolonged death.

WATCH: Whale Shark Chows Down On Easy Dinner

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

Talk about making the most of an opportunity. A whale shark in the waters off Indonesia capitalized on the chance for an easy dinner by sucking fish s...

Illinois Adopts Ban On Shark Fin Trade

Posted 07.02.2012 | Chicago

Illinois became the first inland state, fifth in the U.S., to pass a comprehensive ban against the trade, sale or distribution of shark fins on Sunday...

Keeping Fins Where They Belong: On Sharks in the Wild

Francesca Koe | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

Every year up to 73 million sharks are killed, tens of millions for their fins alone. Illinois is the fifth state in America to ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fins.

Protecting Sharks From Senseless Slaughter

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

When humans brutally massacre sharks for their fins (finning them alive and throwing them back into the sea) food webs unravel.

Think of the Shark

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

You can never comprehend the ocean until you feel the shark.

Last Country In The Americas Bans Shark Finning

Posted 06.22.2012 | Green

By Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Some much-needed good news for sharks has come from Venezuela this week: The South American country...

In Indonesia, Community Patrol Shuts Down Shark Crimes

Greg Stone | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green
Greg Stone

In an incident last week, 33 poachers were caught red-handed within the borders of the Kawe MPA, an area which is under local, regional, and national protection and over 97 percent of which is entirely closed to fishing.

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...