sharks

The U.N.’s Ocean Death Panel. By: David Helvarg.

After all, there’re always more fish in the sea. Until there’s not.

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A toothless West watches as Japan guts fish stocks. By: Charles Clover

The one thing that may not surprise you is that scalloped hammerhead fins are among the most prized for the Chinese delicacy known as shark fin soup. “Finning” remains one of the most disgusting fishing activities. Sharks are caught, their fins are chopped off and they are dumped back alive into the ocean to suffer horrible deaths.

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Commerce Trumps Science at CITES, Threatened Sharks and Bluefin TunaStill at Risk

Pew calls conference on global trade in endangered species a majordisappointment

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Shark fin soup: CITES fails to protect 5 species of sharks from overfishing and finning. By: John Platt

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) this week decided not to create any new international trade restrictions to protect five endangered shark species, all of which are highly prized for their use in the Chinese delicacy known as shark fin soup, or as I call it “extinction in a bowl.”

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Victory for Japan: no marine species protected. By: Charles Clover

Delegates overturned the protection of the porbeagle shark, agreed earlier this week, and rejected protection measures for other shark species in the closing hours of the global summit on trade in endangered species in Doha.

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Sharks Denied CITES Protections!!!

Parties overturn Committee decision to list porbeagle sharks under CITES Appendices and confirm rejection of similar action for hammerhead, oceanic whitetip, and spiny dogfish sharks.

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Porbeagle gets protection but other sharks stay in the soup. By: Charles Clover

After a series of defeats for conservationists on other marine species, the porbeagle shark was listed for protection by the UN body that oversees international trade in wildlife.

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Hammerhead sharks stay in the soup. By: Charles Clover

A proposal to regulate trade in the scalloped hammerhead shark and four similar species was narrowly defeated at the summit of the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) earlier today.

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The Maldives bans shark fishing, by Charles Clover in Doha

The Maldives has announced that it has banned shark fishing in its waters, creating a sanctuary for those species in the Indian Ocean.

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Elizabeth Griffin (Oceana) comments on shark talks at CITES

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