shark finning

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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Nov. 12/12

We’re on the brink of a decision. Our long journey and battle to improve European shark conservation policies is coming to an end as the final debate on the EU shark finning regulations and final plenary vote are scheduled to take place later this month.

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Oct. 02/12

Sharks have a direct lineage to the Jurassic era, predating the dinosaurs. Despite existing for millions of years, it is questionable whether all of their types will see out the next 100. Global landings of sharks in the early 1950s were around 200,000 tons per year. By 2011 it was estimated that up to 73 million sharks were being captured by year.

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Sep. 27/12

Over 50 countries have made renewed efforts to tackle over-fishing and other threats to migratory shark species as part of a new UN-backed conservation plan.

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