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NMFS rejects endangered status for four skate species

NMFS rejects endangered status for four skate species

Notice About the Thorny Skate (Amblyraja radiata) Listing Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 90-Day Finding on Petitions To List the Thorny Skate (Amblyraja radiata) Under the Endangered Species Act A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on    20. December 2011 SUMMARY: We, NMFS, announce 90-day finding for petitions to list the thorny

Shark fins seized at California border

Shark fins seized at California border

Alleged Shark Fin Smuggler Caught at the Border SAN YSIDRO, Calif. (KTLA) -- A Mexican woman was caught allegedly attempting to smuggle shark fins into California at the San Ysidro border crossing.

WWF-Hong Kong Statement on MSC Dogfish Certification

WWF-Hong Kong Statement on MSC Dogfish Certification

Development of sustainable fisheries too slow to conserve shark population   News Release Silvy Pun, Programme officer, sharks, WWF-Hong Kong  Published on SCMP, 14 December 2011 In September, a fishery for spiny dogfish in British Columbia was certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), making it the world’s first MSC shark fishery. The MSC is

Mississauga delays shark fin ban

Mississauga delays shark fin ban

By Megan O’Toole, National Post, 14. December 2011 Mississauga is postponing its ban on shark-fin products until next summer, a move that puts the city more closely in line with neighbouring Toronto. In October, capping off weeks of debate over the potential negative impacts on local Chinese business owners, Mississauga council passed a bylaw to

NDP bill to prohibit import of shark fins

NDP bill to prohibit import of shark fins

Press Release by the New Democratic Party (NDP), Canada, 08. December 2011 OTTAWA – Legislation to prohibit the import of shark fins, often illegally caught using inhumane methods, was introduced today by Official Opposition Fisheries and Oceans Critic Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam). “With millions of sharks being killed each year just for their fins, this

Grand Cayman supermarket pulls shark products from shelves

Grand Cayman supermarket pulls shark products from shelves

Fosters remove all shark products   By IEye News, 06. December 2011 Fosters Food fair has removed all shark products from its shelves which has been hailed a major boost to the marine environment. Trading in shark products damages shark populations but now a growing number of countries in the Caribbean are banning shark fishing

Petition to list a Hammerhead Species under Endangered Species Act

Petition to list a Hammerhead Species under Endangered Species Act

90-Day Finding on a Petition To List the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark as Threatened or Endangered Under the Endangered Species Act

London Ontario bans shark fin products

London Ontario bans shark fin products

London, Ont., votes 14-0 to approve ban on shark fin products   By the Canadian Press, 22. November 2011 LONDON, Ont. – London has become the latest Ontario city to approve a ban on shark fin products. City council voted 14-0 in favour of the move on Monday night. City staff will draft a bylaw

Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Group to stop serving Shark Fins

Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Group to stop serving Shark Fins

THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED   Press Release 21 NOVEMBER, 2011 THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED BANS THE CONSUMPTION OF SHARK FIN IN ITS GROUP OPERATIONS (Hong Kong, 21 November 2011) In recognition of the threat facing the global shark population and in line with the Company’s sustainability vision, The Hongkong and Shanghai

Pickering Council moves forward with ban of shark fin products

Pickering Council moves forward with ban of shark fin products

Pickering Council moves forward with ban of shark products

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Ecuador wants to protect hammerhead sharks

Resolutions adopted by the 15th EEA Scientific Conference

Resolutions adopted by the 15th EEA Scientific Conference

Shark Year Magazine, 07. November 2011. This is an update on the previous post Shark Researchers meet in Berlin .   Here are the links to download a pdf of the programme (including abstracts) and the resolutions adopted at the Annual General Meeting of the EEA in Berlin, Oct 2011 : EEA 2011 Scientific Conference: 

Complaint filed against Toronto’s shark fin ban

Complaint filed against Toronto’s shark fin ban

Complaint filed against Toronto's shark fin ban

Mississauga Chinese Business Association Criticizes Shark Fin Ban

Mississauga Chinese Business Association Criticizes Shark Fin Ban

Mississauga Chinese Business Association Criticizes Shark Fin Ban

Toronto bans shark fin products

Toronto bans shark fin products

City council votes to ban shark fin products in Toronto

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