Shark Trade

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Vessel seen landing shark fins in Nicaragua Fins then imported into Costa Rica

Vessel seen landing shark fins in Nicaragua Fins then imported into Costa Rica

Press Release by PRETOMA. July 20, 2011 – San José, Costa Rica. According to reports published in the Nicaraguan press (La Prensa, Monday July 18, page 4a), an unidentified foreign vessel landed between 4 and 8 tons of shark fins in Puerto Sandino, which were then exported to Costa Rica.  The denouncement was made by

European Union – Food Alert: Shark Products

European Union – Food Alert: Shark Products

Mercury in frozen blue shark steaks Cadmium in frozen blue shark steaks Mercury in white dogfish Portugal Italy Poland Thailand Senegal

Largetooth Sawfish Declared an Endangered Species

Largetooth Sawfish Declared an Endangered Species

Press Release by Shark Advocates International. WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 U.S. government will grant strong protection for rare shark-like ray. Shark Advocates International is applauding the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) decision to list largetooth sawfish (Pristisperotteti) under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA). Largetooth sawfish occur in coastal waters and rivers in Mexico, Central

Thousands cry out to ban shark fin imports to Costa Rica.

Thousands cry out to ban shark fin imports to Costa Rica.

PRETOMA Press Release July 12, 2011 – San José, Costa Rica A letter signed by 4039 Costa Rican citizens, was delivered today to the country’s President Laura Chinchilla, urging her to sign an Executive Decree banning shark fin imports.  The letter was also signed by 324 citizens of 39 countries, from Taiwan to the United

Taiwan fishermen to be asked to bring in sharks intact

Taiwan fishermen to be asked to bring in sharks intact

10 July 2011 By Jamie Wang, Focus Taiwan News Channel. Taiwan will next year become the first Asian country to ban fishermen from bringing in dismembered sharks, as part of efforts to prevent finning, a local report said Sunday. Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency (FA) under the Council of Agriculture expects to implement a new regulation to

Shark Fishing in Ecuador

Shark Fishing in Ecuador

08 July 2011, GALAPAGOS BLOG. In 2007 President Rafael Correa overturned the law prohibiting the sale of shark fins and shark meat making it legal for fishermen who “accidently” catch sharks while conducting other fishing activity.  As a result thousands of sharks are killed each year and sold to Hong Kong or other parts of Asia

Oceana Applauds Chile for Banning Shark Finning

Oceana Applauds Chile for Banning Shark Finning

Press Release Dustin Cranor ( OCEANA Senior Manager, Campaign Communications ). 06 July 2011 Today, the Chilean National Congress passed legislation that completely bans shark finning. The bill, promoted by Oceana, requires every shark that fishermen catch to be landed with their fins naturally attached. The President of Chile is expected to sign the legislation

Fiji reviews fisheries law to protect the ‘King of the Seas’

Fiji reviews fisheries law to protect the ‘King of the Seas’

Press Release by the Fiji Government 06 July 2011 First it was turtles and now the Fijian Government is out to protect sharks. A new landmark policy to counteract the alarming decline of sharks in Fiji is being drafted by Government. Deaprtment of Fisheries and Forests permanent secretary Commander Viliame Naupoto confirmed that a review

Hawaii Shark Fin Product Ban Takes Effect July 1

Hawaii Shark Fin Product Ban Takes Effect July 1

28 June 2011 Press Release by The Humane Society. Restaurants and retailers reminded of prohibition on sale of shark fin soup and other fin products HONOLULU – The Humane Society of the United States, Shark Allies and marine protection advocates are reminding restaurants and retailers across Hawaii that beginning July 1, it is illegal for

Responsibly Sourced Pacific Common Thresher Shark Now Available

Responsibly Sourced Pacific Common Thresher Shark Now Available

22 June 2011, Santa Monica Seafood. When shark fishing makes the news these days, it’s generally negative. Shark finning, especially in California, has a lot of people up in arms lately, and rightly so. It’s a deplorable practice that has a negative impact on shark populations world wide. We want to make it clear that

Sabah Ban on shark fins next year

Sabah Ban on shark fins next year

26 June 2011, my Sarawak – News coverage around Sarawak. KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is looking to impose a total ban on shark fin dish, most likely by next year. Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said his ministry was currently looking into a suitable buffer period to allow traders and food operators in

Pew Commends Chilean Chamber of Deputies on Vote to End Shark Finning

Pew Commends Chilean Chamber of Deputies on Vote to End Shark Finning

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire Today, the Chilean Chamber of Deputies unanimously passed legislation that bans the practice of shark finning in Chilean waters. The Senate must approve the current version of this bill before it moves to President Sebastian Pinera for his signature. “The Chamber of Deputies’ strong support for the shark finning ban

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