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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...

'Extinction Soup': An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker Philip Waller & Executive Producer Stefanie Brendl

Dina Khayal | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Dina Khayal

Tens of millions of sharks are used for shark fin soup, a delicacy in many Eastern cultures. Research shows that the depletion of massive shark populations will have cascading effects throughout the oceans' ecosystems.

'Alarming' Threat Of Extinction For Too Many Sharks

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A staggering percentage of the world's sharks and rays are now "alarmingly" close to the brink of extinction, according to the a new study spearheaded...

China Bans Shark-Fin Soup At State Banquets

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McClendon: China has banned shark-fin soup from official government banquets and receptions, according to a re...

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...

NOAA Could Undermine State Shark Fin Bans

January Jones | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
January Jones

NOAA is tasked with "the management, conservation and protection of" our nation's "living marine resources," so it might come as a surprise that the agency is challenging state laws that help protect sharks.

5 Ways To Help Give Sharks A Fightin' Chance

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact

Just one day in and you’re likely already screen-deep in #SharkWeek tweets. Sunday marked the launch of Discovery Channel’s 26th annual Shark ...

This Shark Week, Let's Stand Up for Unfairly Maligned Shark and Ray Species

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Shark Week is back. The Discovery Channel's annual fear-fest has led millions of Americans -- including some of our own friends and family -- to warily scan their beach waters each August for lurking fins.

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?

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. ...

As Sharks Approach Fin-ish Line at CITES, China and Japan Hope to Sink Them

Carl Safina | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

If one third of the delegates vote to reopen the debate, the shark proposal could go belly-up. Why might that happen?

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.

Fake Shark Fins A Growing Problem In China

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.10.2013 | Food

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...

What Do You Really Know About Shark Finning?

Samantha_Harris | Posted 03.05.2013 | Green
Samantha_Harris

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.

One Recipe Not on the Menu: Shark Fin Soup

Francesca Koe | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

As families around the world prepare festive plans for holiday feasting, thankfully a certain soup is swimming off the menu this year -- shark fin soup. As a result, many of the important and majestic sharks that maintain balance in our marine ecosystems will roam free, fins intact.

For Shark Attack Survivors the Fight Is Personal

Mera McGrew | Posted 10.14.2012 | Green
Mera McGrew

A group of shark attack survivors have joined together in what many would think of as an unlikely and ironic mission -- to conserve and restore the world's dwindling shark population.

Shark Week! 5 Ways To Help Save Our Finned Friends

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact

Though Shark Week has become somewhat sensationalized -- replete with drinking games and hashtags such as #Chompdown -- the Discovery Channel's annual...

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

Posted 08.10.2012 | Food

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...

Does California's Shark Fin Ban Discriminate Against Asians?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.18.2012 | San Francisco

The Chinatown Neighborhood Association, a Chinese-American group based in San Francisco, has announced its intention to file a lawsuit challenging the...

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.

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...

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.