shark finning

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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Sep. 19/12

Today, the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries backed the European ban on shark finning and confirmed that the Committee wants to see stricter controls but the vote on a report by Maria do Ceu Patrao Neves (EPP, Portugal) has led to confusion on the issue of whether or not special fishing permits that allow fishermen to remove shark fins on-board vessels will be upheld.

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Sep. 05/12

Cathay Pacific, responding to pressure from an array of environmental groups in Asia, has announced that it will no longer carry shark fin on its cargo flights.

The Hong Kong-based carrier, one of the world’s largest cargo airlines, said in a statement that it would “stop shipping unsustainably sourced sharks and shark-related products.”

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Aug. 17/12

This is it! In just a few weeks, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote on amending the European Shark Finning regulation.

We are calling on the diving community to join us in demonstrating tremendous support across Europe as well as globally for the "fins naturally attached with no exceptions" policy - the best, most efficient and enforceable method to prevent shark finning.

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Aug. 08/12

Today, Richard Benyon, UK Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries, swam with sharks at the SEA LIFE London Aquarium in support of strengthening the EU ban on shark ‘finning’ (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea).

The swim launches a Shark Trust initiative asking MEPs and aquariums across the country to work together to show their support for tighter shark finning regulations ahead of crucial votes this autumn.

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Date: 
Oct. 19/12
Location: 
San Francisco Bay
The San Francisco Dolphin Club, Around Alcatraz Island and Back Sponsor a shark swimmer Dolphin Club Swimmers Only- Please sponsor us for sharks!
Sausalito, CA 94965
United States
37° 48' 54.7524" N, 122° 28' 41.9988" W

Help PROTECT Great White Sharks by Sponsoring a Swimmer for the Sharks

 

Each year millions of sharks are being slaughtered for their fins, or lost on longlines.

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Jun. 20/12

Venezuela set forth a series of measures this week to protect sharks within its waters. MORE