Monthly Archives: March 2011

Man eats shark: With California on its way to banning shark fin, will Washington follow suit?

http://www.nwasianweekly.com/2011/03/man-eats-shark-with-california-on-its-way-to-banning-shark-fin-will-washington-follow-suit-3/ 31 March 2011 Certain restaurants in Hawaii are serving their last bowls of shark fin soup due to a newly enacted law, which requires restaurants to cook or dispose of their shark fin inventory.

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Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Fails Sharks

http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=664371&Itemid=30 30 March 2011 Fishing nations reject even bare minimum measures for threatened species. Shark Advocates International is expressing deep disappointment at the failure of Parties to the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) to act on shark conservation proposals at … Continue reading

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Clock stopped on Shell’s application for Ningaloo

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/29/3176509.htm 29 March 2011 The federal Environment Minister is asking for more information from the petroleum company Shell about its plans for an exploration well less than 50 kilometres from Ningaloo Reef marine park.

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Pacific Island Nations Take Lead in Shark Conservation

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-rand/pacific-island-nations-ta_b_839357.html 23 March 2011 On March 8 Governor Eddie Baza Calvo (R-Guam), signed into law a bill banning the sale, possession and distribution of shark fins. A major fishing hub, this U.S. territory now joins a growing chorus of Pacific … Continue reading

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When shark activists bite back

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/trends/trends-features/when-shark-activists-bite-back/article1951826/ 22 March 2011 Claudia Li is tired of people pulling the “race card” to defend the consumption of shark’s fin. Persuading Chinese people to stop eating shark’s fin is an ecological issue, not a racial or cultural one, says … Continue reading

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Genome of World’s Largest Shark to Be Sequenced

http://www.livescience.com/13272-whale-shark-genome-sequence.html 16 March 2011 The whale shark is a creature of many mysteries. Now, researchers hope to answer a few by sequencing the complete genome of the world’s largest fish.

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First whale shark satellite-tagged in India

http://www.livemint.com/2011/03/16201952/First-whale-shark-satelliteta.html?h=B 16 March 2011 Ahmedabad: A whale shark was satellite-tagged for the first time in India, earlier this week, as part of research to understand behavior, ecological preferences and migration of this species.

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