Shark Trade

Illinois Conservation Police Cite Businesses Selling Shark Fin Products

Illinois Conservation Police Cite Businesses Selling Shark Fin Products

Press Release Department of Natural Resources State of Illinois FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2014 ———— Illinois Conservation Police Cite Businesses Selling Shark Fin Products Enforcement of state law helps protect shark populations throughout the world SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police have issued 20 citations to four businesses in northern

Canada: Saskatoon sees no need for shark fin bylaw

Canada: Saskatoon sees no need for shark fin bylaw

Shark Year Magazine, 23. February 2014 Saskatoon, a city in central Saskatchewan in Canada, is currently not interested in a shark fin bylaw. In a report going to a committee next week, city officials say a bylaw banning the Chinese delicacy would be ineffective. The full text of the report, dated 27. January 2014, is

Hilton Worldwide to Ban Shark Fin across Asia Pacific

Hilton Worldwide to Ban Shark Fin across Asia Pacific

Press Release Hilton Worldwide 21. February 2014 ————————- Hilton Worldwide to Ban Shark Fin in all Owned and Managed Properties across Asia Pacific by April 1, 2014 MCLEAN, Va. and SINGAPORE – Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes by April 1,

Wildlife Officers Cite San Francisco Man for Shark Fin Possession

Wildlife Officers Cite San Francisco Man for Shark Fin Possession

News Release California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) 14. February 2014 ———————- Media Contacts: Lt. Patrick Foy, CDFW Law Enforcement, (916) 508-7095 Wildlife officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently cited a San Francisco man for possession of shark fins for sale. On Jan. 29, wildlife officers conducted a fish

NOAA Fisheries and states of California, Maryland and Washington determine that their shark finning laws are consistent

NOAA Fisheries and states of California, Maryland and Washington determine that their shark finning laws are consistent

NOAA Fisheries and the states of California, Maryland and Washington have agreed through an exchange of letters that their individual state shark finning laws are consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG)

Colombia Signs Sharks MOU

Colombia Signs Sharks MOU

Press Release Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) 06. December 2013 ————————– Bonn, 6 December 2013 – The CMS Secretariat welcomes Colombia as the 27th country signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks (Sharks MOU) with effect from 1 November 2013. The original signature block was received this week.

Shark Advocacy Groups Announce Support for Shark Finning Bill

Shark Advocacy Groups Announce Support for Shark Finning Bill

Press Release Senator Daylin Leach Representing the 17th Senatorial District 17. September 2013 ————————— HARRISBURG, September 17, 2013 – State Sens. Richard Alloway (R-Adams/Franklin/York) and Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today thanked Fin Free Pennsylvania and Shark Angels for their support of Senate Bill 340, which would ban the sale and possession of shark fins in the

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

CITES getting ready for sharks and rays

Twelve months before the entry into force of CITES regulations on shark and rays, the European Union approves a 1.2 million euro project to ensure their effective implementation. Brazil, China, Germany, Japan and the United States have also offered support and technical assistance.

Chinese-Americans Can’t Block CA Shark Fin Ban

Chinese-Americans Can’t Block CA Shark Fin Ban

California can continue its ban on shark fins, despite claims from Chinese-Americans that the law is racist, the 9th Circuit ruled.

9th Circuit Looks for Bias in Calif. Shark Fin Ban

9th Circuit Looks for Bias in Calif. Shark Fin Ban

By DAVE TARTRE, Courthouse News Service, Thursday, August 15, 2013 (CN) – California’s ban on shark fins stems from racism against Chinese-Americans by lawmakers, one of whom is also Chinese-American, a lawyer told the 9th Circuit. The Shark Fin Law, codified as Sections 2021 and 2021.5 of California Fish and Game Code, became effective in

U.S. Department of Justice Says California Shark Fin Ban is Unconstitutional

U.S. Department of Justice Says California Shark Fin Ban is Unconstitutional

San Francisco– Representatives and advocates for the Chinese community today announced some optimism that a new California law which bans the possession and sale of shark fins will be struck down as unconstitutional after the U.S. Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of their position.

New study gets its teeth into shark trade regulations

New study gets its teeth into shark trade regulations

Media Release TRAFFIC 30. July 2013 —————– Brussels, Belgium, 30th July 2013—A new TRAFFIC study examines how implementation of trade controls through CITES regulations can ensure that seven species of sharks and manta rays are only sourced sustainably and legally before entering international trade. The study, Into the deep: Implementing CITES measures for commercially-valuable sharks

California Shark Fin Ban: United States files amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs-Appellants

California Shark Fin Ban: United States files amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs-Appellants

The United States respectfully submits this brief as amicus curiae pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 29. STATEMENT OF INTEREST This case concerns whether a California statute violates the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution by prohibiting the possession, sale, and distribution of shark fins, including fins from sharks harvested in federal waters and landed in compliance...

Korean Air strives to protect endangered species

Korean Air strives to protect endangered species

Press Release Korean Air Cargo 20. June 2013 ——————— The airline suspends the carriage of shark fins on its cargo flights Korean Air has announced its recent policy to suspend the carriage of shark fins on its cargo flights in a bid to protect sharks, one of the globally endangered marine species. Recently there has