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WWF Announces Changes in Shark Fin Trade Figures – Imports Drop Over 30 Per Cent

WWF Announces Changes in Shark Fin Trade Figures – Imports Drop Over 30 Per Cent

Press Release WWF Hong Kong 08. April 2014 —————– WWF-Hong Kong announces today that the volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped significantly – from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, or 34.7 per cent – according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department. There was also a

FAO and CITES support African countries with the implementation of recent shark listings

FAO and CITES support African countries with the implementation of recent shark listings

News Release CITES 09. April 2014 —————- Geneva, 9 April 2014:  The first workshop for key African shark fishing and trading States was held in Casablanca, Morocco from 11 to 13 February 2014. Representatives from both CITES and fisheries authorities in ten States attended the meeting and adopted a Casablanca Declaration. The workshop was opened

NOAA awards UNE grant to boost consumer market for spiny dogfish

NOAA awards UNE grant to boost consumer market for spiny dogfish

News Release University of New England ( UNE ) 01. April 2014 ——————– Biddeford, Maine — The University of New England will soon be investigating ways to create a culinary market for the spiny dogfish, an abundant shark in Maine and northeastern U.S. waters, with the potential for a multi-million-dollar boost to the economy. The

Costa Rican shark finning trial: Final conclusions and sentencing next April 3rd

Costa Rican shark finning trial: Final conclusions and sentencing next April 3rd

Press Release Pretoma 25. March 2014 ——————- Defense witnesses in shark finning trial choose not to testify Defense witnesses of Kathy Tseng, a business woman accused of shark finning by the Puntarenas’ Court, chose not to testify during a hearing this past March 21.  Tseng is accused of landing shark fins attached to backbones, an

Petition concerning spiny dogfish protection presented to European Parliament

Petition concerning spiny dogfish protection presented to European Parliament

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT Committee on Fisheries MINUTES Meeting of 18 March 2014, from 09.00 to 12.30 BRUSSELS ( … ) 6. Petitions (for information only) 6.1. Petition 0422/2013 by Martin Rother (German), concerning protection of the spiny dogfish This petition has been submitted to EP Petition Committee via the Petition Committee of the German Bundestag. The

Costa Rica: Shark finning trial continues this Wednesday

Costa Rica: Shark finning trial continues this Wednesday

Press Release Pretoma 11. March 2014 ——————- Businesswoman Kathy Chang Tseng in the dock (March 11, 2014 – San José, Costa Rica). This Wednesday march 12, will be held in Puntarenas the continuation of the trial against Kathy Tseng Chang for shark Finning (File N° 11-203870-431-PE). The case dates back to September 28, 2011 when

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

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