Latest Finning Stories

2009-04-27 13:58:30

Wildlife campaigners are welcoming plans for new curbs on the practice of removing fins from live sharks, BBC News reported. "Finning" involves cutting fins off of living sharks and dumping the low-value carcass at sea. On Thursday, a meeting in Brussels drew up an action plan on finning, which results in the deaths of the sharks "” which are often exported to China where they are used make shark-fin soup. The plans for Scottish waters went further, only giving permission in...

2009-01-20 13:34:00

VANCOUVER, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - TimberWest Forest Corp. is very pleased to announce the appointment of The Honourable David Emerson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Emerson is one of British Columbia's business leaders, with extensive senior experience in the public and private sector. He was also an elected Member of Parliament and served in the Canadian Federal Cabinet. Mr. Emerson's appointment is on behalf of the BC Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) and is consistent...

2008-09-24 12:00:19

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Georgienne Bradley of the Imaging Foundation, +1-310- 458-0700, info@imagingfoundation.org Imaging Foundation seeks public support after chosen among 25 finalists in national American Express philanthropy competition MALIBU, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The non- profit Imaging Foundation (www.imagingfoundation.org)is poised to establish a precedent-setting, global conservation initiative aimed at protecting the marine mega fauna of Cocos...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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