Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hotel group strikes shark fin off menu

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/hotel-group-strikes-shark-fin-off-menu-20111122-1nrdw.html 22 November 2011 One of Asia’s most prestigious hotel chains will stop selling shark fin from January, in a move hailed as a historic breakthrough by campaigners to protect the threatened predators.

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Pickering joins shark fin ban

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1091038 22 November 2011 Pickering has joined the growing list of municipalities that have banned shark fin products in a bid to help preserve the world’s shark population. Council approved the ban in a vote of 5 to 1 on … Continue reading

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European Commission proposes to ban removal of shark fins, then tossing the fish back into sea

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/european-commission-proposes-to-ban-removal-of-shark-fins-then-tossing-the-fish-back-into-sea/2011/11/21/gIQAxA3whN_story.html 21 November 2011 The EU’s executive arm said Monday that it wants to completely ban shark finning — the practice of removing sharks’ fins and throwing the finless creatures back into the sea to die.

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International negotiators rule on shark protection measures

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/international-negotiators-rule-on-shark-protection-measures/2011/11/19/gIQAaznGcN_story.html 19 November 2011 International negotiators took steps Saturday to protect silky sharks, a species that is vulnerable in the Atlantic Ocean, but rejected measures aimed at curbing the catch of other shark species targeted for their fins.

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Sharks get legal protection

http://www.keysnet.com/2011/11/18/397766/sharks-get-legal-protection.html 19 November 2011 Love for big sharks flowed freely Wednesday in Key Largo: Tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead sharks will join the list of sharks protected from harvest in Florida waters starting in January.

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Tuna industry whistleblower reveals whale shark slaughter

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/special-features/tuna-industry-whistleblower-reveals-whale-shark-slaughter/story-e6frg19l-1226197937437#.TsUhfyfMfJw.facebook 18 November 2011 SHOCKING video of whale sharks, rays and whales being slaughtered by tuna fishermen has been released by an industry whistleblower.

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Coastal Countries Step Up for Sharks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-rand/protecting-sharks_b_1097620.html 17 November 2011 Sharks have roamed the seas for more than 400 million years, but today many species are being hunted to extinction.

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