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Shark Finning

European Commission Proposes Ban On Shark Finning

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green

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

Europe To Ban All Shark Finning?

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 01.21.2012 | Food

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

Conservation Body Agrees To Protect Silky Sharks

AP | By SUZAN FRASER | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

ANKARA, Turkey -- Delegates at an international conservation meeting agreed Saturday on a measure mandating that silky sharks accidentally caught in f...

2,000 Sharks Massacred in Colombian Sanctuary

January Jones | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
January Jones

Marine sanctuaries are wonderful places, but enforcement is key to keep out the illegal fishermen who aim to capitalize on the wealth of fish and sharks that make these areas so special.

California Officially Bans Shark Fin Trade

AP | By JUDY LIN | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's governor announced Friday that he signed a bill banning the sale, trade and possession of shark fins to protect the...

California Joins Global Movement to Save Sharks

January Jones | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
January Jones

It's official: With a stroke of California Governor Jerry Brown's pen, the entire U.S. West Coast has now banned the trade of shark fins.

Let's Keep Sharks Out of Soup

January Jones | Posted 11.12.2011 | Green
January Jones

These majestic predators have been swimming the world's oceans for more than 400 million years, and we should keep them where they belong -- in the wild, with their fins firmly attached.

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Hanging By Hooks To Protest Shark Finning

Posted 10.26.2011 | Green

Performance artist Alice Newstead recently showed her support for ending the practice of shark finning in a unique way. Shark finning, which involv...

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: Artist Protests Shark Finning By Hanging Herself From Hooks

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

One of the biggest arguments against allowing the sale of shark fin soup is the brutal way in which the fins are harvested. The practice of "shark...

Bo Derek Joins The Fight Against Shark Fin Soup

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Actress Bo Derek won't be ordering shark-fin soup anytime soon. She joined lawmakers at the California state Capitol on Mo...

Shark Week Is Over, but Sharks Still Need Our Help

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

Sharks deserve to be part of our lives for more than one week each year and many shark populations are on the verge of collapse due to a destructive practice called shark finning.

Shark Week Conservation Roundup (VIDEO, SLIDESHOW)

Matt Rand | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

"Shark Week" has become such a phenomenon that it has drawn more than 20 million viewers each year since 1995. Unfortunately, sharks are increasingly scarce across the world's oceans due in large part to the appetite for shark fin soup.

This Week, Don't Just Watch Sharks, Save Them

January Jones | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
January Jones

If even just a fraction of all Shark Week viewers took action to protect sharks, it would equal millions of people speaking up for the ocean's top predators. We shouldn't be scared of sharks, we should be scared for them.

The Hidden Lives of Sharks

Simone Lewis-Koskinen | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green
Simone Lewis-Koskinen

2011-07-25-Screenshot20110725at4.27.40PM.jpg More people die while driving to the beach than while at the beach, let alone from shark attacks. In fact, more people die every year from toilet-bowl products or run-ins with a bucket than shark attacks.

Lessons From Diving With Whale Sharks

Keith Addis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Keith Addis

Observing these spectacular animals in the wild is a wake-up call that sharks around the world need our help. Sharks are hunted ferociously for their fins. Millions are killed every year, the result being that many species are now threatened with extinction.

Protecting the Sharks of the Bahamas

Matt Rand | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

By establishing comprehensive protections for these animals, not only will sharks be permanently safeguarded against other threats, but the health of the marine environment and the economy of the Bahamas will be conserved for generations to come.

In Defense of the Demon Fish

Sarah Chasis | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

We kill an estimated 23 to 76 million sharks each year, almost entirely for the sake of shark fin soup, which has recently boomed in popularity. Right now the California State Senate is considering a bill, AB 376, that would end the fin trade there.

Success Story: The Shark Conservation Act

Matt Rand | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

2011-06-07-Screenshot20110607at4.20.11PM.jpgEarly this year President Obama signed the Shark Conservation Act into law.

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.

Pacific Island Nations Take Lead in Shark Conservation

Matt Rand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Rand

As shark populations continue to plummet, the need for action in all corners of the world remains imperative.

The Shocking Shark Fin Trade

GOOD | By Patrick James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

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 ...

Advances Against Gruesome Shark Finning, Animal Fighting

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

In what is the third great outcome of the lame-duck session, Congress today gave final approval to legislation to stop the gruesome practice of shark finning in American waters.

Congress Bans Shark Finning

January Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
January Jones

Christmas came early for sharks, as Congress took the last step this morning to pass a ban on shark finning in the U.S.

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.