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