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Shark Fin Trade

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...

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.

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 ...

Conservationists Vote To Regulate Shark Trade

AP | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green

BANGKOK -- Conservationists at a global wildlife conference on Monday voted to regulate the trade of shark species that have been threatened because t...

Shark Species Hit Hard By Finning In The Gulf

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Armed with a clip board and wearing bright yellow waders, Rima Jabado looked the part of a government inspector a...

Is It Worse Than They Thought?

AP | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green

ROME (AP) — A pro-environment group says the world's shark populations are in worse trouble than previously thought. The Pew Environm...

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...

The Fin Trade Has Jumped the Shark

Mike Sweeney | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Mike Sweeney

The shark fin trade has "jumped the shark," and it is time for Governor Brown to sign legislation that would bring it to an end in California.

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...

Shark Fin Ban Proposed In California

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — Less than one week after Chinese New Year, California legislators have introduced a bill to ban the possession, sale and distribut...

The Shocking Shark Fin Trade

GOOD | By Patrick James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Photojournalist Alex Hofford took this incredible photo of shark fins drying out on the sidewalk, in "a quiet area of Hong Kong in between the Whitty ...

Congress Approves Bill To Limit Shark Fin Trade

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Congress has approved a bill to limit the lucrative trade in shark fins, especially off the West Coast, as demand rises for shark f...

Shark and Awe in the U.S. Senate

Edward Dorson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Edward Dorson

The U.S. Shark Conservation Act of 2009 is urgently needed, but corruption, ignorance, and political maneuvering has now precluded wise action by our Senate.

Shark Finning Represents Huge Threat To Sharks As Appetites Grow

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DOHA, Qatar — China, Japan and Russia helped defeat a U.S.-endorsed proposal at a U.N. wildlife trade meeting Tuesday that would have boosted co...