shark finning

Sep. 26/14

Northwest Atlantic fishing countries reject both scientific advice for thorny skates and best practice for preventing finning.

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Sep. 24/14

This week, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) holds its annual meeting in Europe’s largest fishing port: Vigo, Spain. We’ve been working with various colleagues, including Shark Advocates International and Shark Trust to encourage NAFO decisions toward more responsible regional fisheries for sharks and skates.

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Sep. 17/14

The setting of Total Allowable Catch for NAFO fish stocks will take centre stage at the 36th Annual Meeting to be held in Vigo, Galicia from 22-26 September 2014.

The meeting, hosted by Spain with support from the European Commission, will see the representatives of 12 NAFO Contracting Parties discuss the setting of catch limits based on the best scientific advice.

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Jul. 22/13

An event aimed at raising community awareness about the practice of shark finning went swimmingly at Dunedin's Moana Pool yesterday.

Event co-ordinator Emma Young was pleased with the community response to the swimming Finathon™', which attracted about 45 swimmers, young and old, between 2.45pm and 6pm yesterday.

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Jun. 06/13
Today the EU Council of Ministers formally adopted a strengthened EU ban on shark finning, the wasteful practice of slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea. 
            
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May. 30/13

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), a US east coast state fishery management body, took a giant step backwards for shark conservation when it weakened the coast-wide ban on shark finning at its most recent meeting held in Alexandria, Virginia May 20-23, 2013.

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May. 22/13

State fishery managers unanimously approve world's most lenient finning rules for region's second largest shark fishery

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Are you FINatical about Sharks?

Join the Race & Get Swimming to End Finning

The clock’s ticking for vanishing shark species.  If you’re FINatical about sharks, join the Finathon and fundraise for their protection. July is Official Finathon Month or you can host an event at anytime of year to suit your scuba calendar.

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Mar. 26/13

Just a few days remain in the public comment period for an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) proposal to weaken the coast-wide ban on finning (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea). Project AWARE and Shark Advocates International need your help to stop changes that would provide wiggle room for finning smoothhounds and other sharks, and set a terrible policy precedent.

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Date: 
Nov. 29/12
Location: 
Koh Phra Thong Kuraburi 82150
Thailand
9° 8' 10.194" N, 98° 15' 8.8164" E

Blue Guru Conservation dive team will be snorkeling to end finning ... shark-finning.

Finning kills thousands of sharks every day. This wasteful & cruel practice involves slicing off the shark's fins and throwing the body overboard. Unable to swim, the shark bleeds to death or drowns. This has to stop.

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