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Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act Passes U.S. House

Shark lovers in the US are thankful for the vote on the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act in Congress this past week, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday! The Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act (H.R. 737) passes the House this past week with the goal of eliminating the sale,...
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Identifying Shark Fins

Take a look at this shark fin identification guide that was published by PEW in collaboration with Stony Brook University. Download the publication here  
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Restaurants Serving Shark Fin Soup

You can click on the map below to check out the Animal Welfare Institute’s page on Restaurants serving shark fin soup. The interactive map will allow you to click on any state and see which restaurants have this on their menu. See a restaurant missing from the list? Use...
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Thousands of sharks slaughtered for their fins in Indonesia

Dead sharks of all sizes were photographed at the Karngsong fish auction in Indonesia’s West Java Province on Tuesday. WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Horrific images show thousands of dead sharks piled up on a market floor in Indonesia as workers hack off their fins. Sharks of...
Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016.

Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016

Very proud of the 5 US senators for proposing the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2016.  Cory Booker (D, NJ), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), John McCain (R-AZ), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) hope to eliminate the selling of shark fins in every state in the...
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Cathay Pacific bans shipments of shark fin

Alex Hofford, a wildlife campaigner for WildAid said: “A responsible corporate like Cathay Pacific should never be seen to be a link in the supply chain for a criminal trade. That’s why we are so happy that Cathay has done the right thing by no longer carry any shark fin or shark...
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Two Men Plead Guilty to Federal Shark Violations

Agents found 11 whole sharks located on the deck and a hidden compartment in the bow of the vessel that contained 12 large sacks of shark fins totaling 2,073 fins.  The bodies of the fins found in the sacks were not found on the vessel. These two men were arrested back in 2012...
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Removal of Sharks Has Far Reaching Impacts on the Environment

The decline of sharks will cut short our supply of seafood and affect human survival. This is a matter of food security, and if the present trade of sharks continues, businesses will exhaust supply of fins and of sharks forever.  “The current exploitation of sharks is simply not...
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Restaurants Serving Shark Fin Soup | Animal Welfare Institute

Many shark populations have faced steep declines due to years of exploitation. Their slow reproductive rates make them extremely vulnerable to extinction. The disappearance of sharks – apex predators in many ecosystems – causes dangerous imbalances in marine...
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State of the Global Market for Shark Products

A recent publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations provides a detailed and thorough reports of the world’s shark fin trade. In addition to the common notions of shark finning and shark fin soup, the 187 page report touches on all aspects...