Shark Trade

Shangri-La Hotels shark fin free now

Shangri-La Hotels shark fin free now

Press Release Shangri-La Announces Sustainable Seafood Policy And Discontinuing Use Of All Shark Fin Products in 72 hotels and resorts 17 Jan 2012 Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts today announced its ‘Sustainable Seafood Policy’ including the commitment to cease serving shark fin in all of its operated restaurants as well as accepting new orders for shark

New Recommendations for Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

New Recommendations for Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine, 17.01.2012 Updated Seafood Watch Recommendations become effective in January 2012 – Two shark species caught by US West Coast and Hawaiian fisheries have moved from “Avoid” to “Good Alternatives” list. The Monterey Bay Aquarium has just updated its Seafood Watch Recommendations. It’s a guide that recommends which seafood to buy

Fishermans gold Shark fin hunt empties west African seas

Fishermans gold Shark fin hunt empties west African seas

Spurring these fishermen on is the insatiable Asian appetite for shark fins, which make their way onto ostentatious dinner tables in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.

Free shark’s fin dishes draw hordes in China

Free shark’s fin dishes draw hordes in China

Published by The Straits Times, 4. January 2012 TAIYUAN (Shanxi) – A restaurant in China’s northern Shanxi province drew long queues on Tuesday after its owner offered to give away some 500,000 yuan (S$103,000) worth of shark’s fin. Mr Shangguan Junle, the chairman of Haomen Jipin Restaurants, wrote on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo last week

Central America united against shark finning

Central America united against shark finning

Central America united against shark finning A new legislation underlines Central America’s united stand against the practise of shark finning. The Regional Regulation OSP-05-11 has become effective on January 1st, 2012.

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