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Shark Finning

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.

The Feds Decide to Stand With States to Keep Protecting Sharks

Francesca Koe | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Francesca Koe

The U.S. federal government has finally realized it should back down and step away from its ill-conceived plan to overturn the bans on the sale and possession of shark fins that were enacted in the states of California, Maryland and Washington.

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.

Dominique Mosbergen

Gruesome Shark-Finning Tactic Lets Fishermen Bypass The Law

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Shark Series Part 3

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
SidneyAnne Stone

As Shark Week comes to a close, I am a little disappointed to see some of the sensationalism around this year's festivities. Let's not forget, Shark W...

Turning the Tide on Shark Finning

Ilana Solomon | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Imagine if a segment on Shark Week showed someone cutting off a part of a fish, then throwing it back to the sea to bleed to death or fall prey to another sea creature. Think that would fly on Discovery?

Aliens of the Deep: Deep-sea Sharks Are the Hidden Stars of Shark Week

Greg Stone | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Greg Stone

They are the DiCaprio, Clooney and Pitt of the shark world. As important as these are, they are just three members of the shark family, which includes over 400 species. To me, the most amazing sharks are the little-known species that lurk in the deep sea.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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...

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.

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...