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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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