Costa Rica has passed a blanket ban on shark finning. This is the process whereby the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, before the fish are thrown back into the ocean to die. According to Reuters, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla signed an executive order banning [...]Read more ›
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A group of shark attack survivors in the U.S. are defending the very species that nearly killed them… The group has been lobbying Congress to close loopholes in the nation’s shark fin ban. And it’s using a recent study by the Pew Environment Group on which to base its data. [...]Read more ›
Twitter was all a-twitter (groan!) the other day when this photo turned up of a great white trailing after a man in a single person kayak in Cape Cod. (Huffington Post) Sharks are more awesome than some people give them credit for, and I don’t mean as soup. Despite the [...]Read more ›
It’s been almost a year since Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa banned shark fishing in the Honduran Caribbean and recently, to demonstrate his commitment to his ban, Lobo Sosa set 144 pounds of illegally harvested shark fins on fire that were confiscated in Western Honduras. His actions, and the steps [...]Read more ›