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September, 2008

  • 27 September

    Resort takes shark’s fins off it’s menu

    Shark fin soup

    (From dailyexpress.com.my) Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia- At least one resort here has started the ball rolling to prevent sharks being cruelly mutilated for their prized fins at sea. “Killing sharks and throwing them away just for their fins is a despicable and shameful practice that must be stopped,” said Nilakrisna James, …

  • 22 September

    Shark fin soup consumption rising, experts warn

    (From news.com.au)- The fairly innocuous-sounding, almost tasteless, and rather expensive so-called delicacy, shark fin soup, or fish wing soup in Chinese (the shark fin bit is conveniently lost in translation), supports ingredients of spectacular brutality that include serious fissures in the oxygen trade, ecosystem disruption and agonising death. In a …

  • 18 September

    Tattoos putting charity in swim


    (From thisissouthwales.co.uk)- When three employees at the Lush store in Swansea city centre found out about their company”s nominated charity, they were over the moon. All three of them support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which, among other things, aims to prevent sharks being unlawfully killed. But the trio decided …

  • 17 September

    Stricter rules sought for shark fishing

    Threatened Sharks

    (From upi.com) London- Environmental activists say the European Union needs to adopt stricter regulations about shark finning — catching sharks for shark fin soup. About half of ocean shark species and one-third of European sharks could become extinct if nothing is done, experts told the BBC. Oceana, a group campaigning …

  • 17 September

    West African shark catches show drastic reduction

    Blacknose Shark

    (From apanews.net) Dakar, Senegal- Shark catches in West Africa have drastically dropped from 30,000 to 10,000 tons between 2002 and 2008, an expert of the sub-regional Fisheries Commission (CSRP) Mika Diop revealed at an ongoing event in Dakar. “This drop in catch shows that the situation is critical in our …

  • 6 September

    Protection of Sharks

    Shark finning

    (From insidecostarica.com)- The Costa Rican Fisheries Institution (INCOPESCA in Spanish) banned the unloading of sharks with their fins cut off. From now on, only the whole fish can be brought to land. The decision is in line with a ruling from the General Comptrollership of the Republic which demands observing …

  • 5 September

    Released whale shark found dead In Davao Sur

    Whale Shark

    (From newsinfo.inquirer.net) Padada, Davao del Sur- A whale shark that was returned to sea after beaching here Thursday was found dead near the shore of Barangay (village) Paligue Friday morning. The provincial fisheries office said it still could not determine what caused the death of the 15-feet long fish, which …

  • 5 September

    Ministry of Fisheries in denial on shark finning

    Shark finning

    (From scoop.co.nz)- Forest & Bird’s call for a New Zealand ban on shark finning – cutting off the high-priced fins of sharks and dumping the rest of the body at sea – is gathering support among New Zealanders, who are disgusted by the practice. Ministry of Fisheries chief executive Wayne …

  • 3 September

    Shark protestor hangs own skin on hooks

    Alice Newstead suspended from de-barbed shark hooks From metro.co.uk

    (From metro.co.uk)- A shark protester hung herself to the ceiling of a shop window with shark hooks pierced through her skin. A Lush spokesman said: “We are trying to change people”s perceptions about sharks as a lot of people still associate them with Jaws. “There was only one person killed …

  • 3 September

    Vast majority Of Kiwis oppose shark finning

    Shark finning

    (From voxy.co.nz)- A total of 83 per cent of New Zealanders surveyed support a ban on shark finning, according to a Colmar Brunton poll for Forest & Bird. Forest & Bird is calling for an end to shark finning because it is contributing to the decline of shark species worldwide. …

  • 2 September

    Artist suspends herself on shark hooks for Lush campaign

    Lush campaign: Andrew Butler and Paul Watson from brandrepublic.com

    (From brandrepublic.com) London- Alice Newstead, a performance artist and former Lush employee, will have her skin pierced with shark hooks and be suspended from the ceiling to highlight how sharks are caught on longlines to be killed for their fins. The performance will take place at 12 noon on September …

August, 2008

  • 30 August

    Man says he found dead shark in Lake Michigan

    Blacktip Shark - Wikipedia

    (From ap.google.com)- There”s no telling what might turn up in Lake Michigan. Rich Fasi of Traverse City says he found a dead 2-foot shark in the water while fishing on West Grand Traverse Bay on Wednesday. The saltwater fish was a juvenile blacktip shark, said Mark Tonello, a fisheries biologist …