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2011-02-14 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- California Assembly Members Paul Fong and Jared Huffman today introduced a bill to prohibit the sale of shark fins in California to the State Assembly. California is one of the largest sources of demand for shark fin outside Asia and this bill would represent a major step towards reducing pressure on shark populations. Furthermore the bill complements the ban introduced in both Hawaii and the Commonwealth of North Mariana Islands (CNMI) as well...

2011-01-26 20:16:00

SAIPAN, Northern Marianas Islands, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WildAid and Sharksavers congratulate Governor Fitial and the Legislature of the Northern Mariana Islands for passage of anti shark fin legislation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF37292) In the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Governor Benigno Fitial today signed into law an important bill - HB 17-94. This measure will prohibit possession and sale of shark fins in the Commonwealth...

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2010-12-22 06:05:00

The US Senate tightened laws against shark finning on Monday, hoping to save the ancient fish which experts say is teetering on the brink of extinction due to the growing demand for the shark fins in many Chinese restaurants. The removal of fins was already illegal in the United States but the new rules close a major loophole that permitted trade in the Pacific so long as sharks were not finned onboard the vessel. The bill sailed through the House of Representatives in early 2009 but had...

2010-06-30 15:35:00

HONOLULU, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of the State of Hawaii becoming the first jurisdiction to ban sales of shark fin soup, local and international conservation groups praised the ground-breaking move as a first step to halting the decimation of global shark stocks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/SF29332) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100630/SF29332) Fins from up to 70 million sharks a year are used for shark fin soup often with the bodies of...

2010-06-26 12:56:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Aquarium of the Bay, shark advocates mark the launch of a new exhibit and shark conservation appeal featuring Sherman, the loveable shark of the syndicated cartoon, Sherman's Lagoon. An upcoming comic strip will urge US proposals for international shark conservation measures including better bans on "finning" (slicing off a shark's fins and discarding the body at sea). The exhibit features a two-week long series of strips in which...

2008-12-19 10:37:00

BEIJING, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW-www.ifaw.org.cn) congratulates Taobao (www.taobo.com.cn), China's largest shopping website for its ban on the sale of shark fin products on the site. Taobao.com announced to its 400 million online members that all shark fin products will be banned from trade on Taobao.com starting 1, January 2009. The announcement was made as part of a campaign IFAW and Taobao collaboratively initiated to combat...

2008-12-10 23:57:21

The U.S. conservation group WildAid is calling for an international ban on shark fin soup. Peter Knights, director of WildAid, said nearly 100 million sharks are killed each year to meet demand for the Asian delicacy, CNN reported Tuesday. The fins sell for about $500 a pound. Knights said the reduction of sharks is disrupting the ocean's equilibrium. These are ecosystems that have evolved over millions and millions of years, he told CNN. As soon as you start to take out an important part of...

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2006-11-10 09:20:00

BEIJING - Many species of shark are facing a serious threat to their existence because of worldwide fishing trends, environmentalists said Wednesday. Fishermen "used to cut the lines and let sharks go," said Pete Kinghts, executive director of WildAid, a San Francisco-based conservation group, told a shark conservation conference. In recent years, however, fishermen have kept the sharks to sell their lucrative fins. One-third of the more than 500 shark species are threatened with extinction...


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