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At many Chinese restaurants in the United States, there's a special dish called shark fin soup. It's expensive — a delicacy and status symbol in Chinese culture that's served during banquets. The soup is a hotly debated item in both the scientific and political communities, and it's illegal in 12 s...
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Posted by on in Animals
Taking steps to allow shark populations to return to healthy levels. Globally, sharks are facing extinction because of the demand for their fins to make shark fin soup, as well as other threats, such as becoming by-catch and being used in cosmetic products and health supplements. The expensive soup ...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Shark fins worth up to $1.5m discovered after raids on nine properties in the port city of Manta Hundreds of shark fins seized by the police in Manta, Ecuador. Photograph: Ecuador's Attorney General/AP Police in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins dest...
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Posted by on in General Environment
(October 1, 2014) Denver, CO—Earth Protect is now partnered with Shark Stewards, increasing the mission impact for both Earth Protect and Shark Stewards as more people can be educated on this endangered and threatened species which is vital to our oceans health. Shark Stewards is at the forefront o...
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Posted by on in Fishing
In a major win for sharks and their advocates, Australia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended Western Australia (WA) end its controversial shark killing program. After a series of fatal attacks, WA's government proposed a new program in an effort to keep beachgoers safe that invo...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Shark fin soup, one of China's most famous dishes, has fallen dramatically out of fashion after a high-profile campaign by anti-cruelty activists. Wealthy Chinese have supped on shark fin soup, a gelatinous broth, since the Ming dynasty; it is a staple at wedding banquets and other special even...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
The world's biggest slaughterhouse for endangered whale sharks has been uncovered in southeast China, writes Sophie Morlin-Yron. It's products are being traded across the world in health and cosmetic products. The largest slaughtering facility for Whale sharks ever seen has been uncovered in southe...
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Posted by on in Animals
Once a rare delicacy served to honored guests, shark fin soup had become so popular among China's fast-growing elite in recent years that it was pushing some shark species close to extinction. Now, there is fresh hope for sharks around the world. The demand for shark fins has plunged, providing a r...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Ecology: Greenpeace Australia is adding their weight to the New Zealand Shark Alliance's campaign to ban shark finning in New Zealand. David Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia, has chimed in on the controversy saying that Australians can help sway the New Zealand government into enacting laws...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Sharks are one of our planet's most misunderstood and maligned creatures, and the pressure from human activities on shark populations has been pushing some species of these fish toward extinction. An estimated one-third of shark species is under threat of extinction, millions of sharks are kill...
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