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Chinese Ship in Galapagos Stopped With Thousands of Illegal Shark Onboard

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Chinese Ship in Galapagos Stopped With Thousands of Illegal Shark Onboard

Source: National Geographic/Rachael Bale - August 21, 2017

On Sunday marine ecologist Pelayo Salinas was on his way back from a 12-day research mission on a Galápagos National Park patrol ship when at more…

China Southern Airlines Joins Over Half the World’s Carriers in Banning Shark Fin Cargo

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China Southern Airlines Joins Over Half the World’s Carriers in Banning Shark Fin Cargo

Source: Shanghaiist/Alex Linder - April 26, 2017

In a move that is sure to please shark-lovers everywhere, China Southern Airlines has announced that it has banned shark fin shipments from its flights.

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A Step in the Right Direction: Air China Prohibits the Importation of Shark Fins

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A Step in the Right Direction: Air China Prohibits the Importation of Shark Fins

The TerraMar Project - March 14, 2017

Air China has become the first airline in China to forbid the importation of shark fins. This is a significant step towards the conservation of more…

Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

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Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

Source: The Washington Post/Simon Denyer - January 11, 2017

BEIJING — Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in more…

Hong Kong Authorities Discover Nearly 2,000 Pounds of Illegal Shark Fins in Cargo

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Hong Kong Authorities Discover Nearly 2,000 Pounds of Illegal Shark Fins in Cargo

Source: National Geographic/Jani Astman - July 14, 2016

Hong Kong authorities discovered 1,940 pounds (880 kilograms) of illegal shark fins on Tuesday in cargo arriving from Panama. The bust marks Hong Kong’s second more…

Shark Fins

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Shark Fins

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - November 27, 2015

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill investigates the global demand of shark fins that is driving this misunderstood predator to extinction throughout more…

Indonesian Authorities Seize Thousands of Shark Fins Destined for Hong Kong

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Indonesian Authorities Seize Thousands of Shark Fins Destined for Hong Kong

Source: The Straits Times/AFP - October 21, 2015

JAKARTA (AFP) - The Indonesian authorities have seized about 3,000 shark fins that were about to be flown to Hong Kong, an official said on more…

Banning Shark Fins Isn’t Enough to Save Sharks

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Banning Shark Fins Isn’t Enough to Save Sharks

Source: Washington Post/Christie Wilcox - September 14, 2015

The Internet erupted with praise in August when United Parcel Service tweeted that it would stop shipping shark fins. But the decision — after a petition to the more…

200,000 Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated During Raid in Ecuador

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200,000 Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated During Raid in Ecuador

Source: TakePart/Taylor Hill - June 1, 2015

Demand for shark fin soup has waned in countries like China, but the seizure of more than 200,000 shark fins in Ecuador this week shows that more…

Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated at Exclusive Chinese Restaurant in London

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Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated at Exclusive Chinese Restaurant in London

Source: The Independent/Oscar Quine - April 21, 2015

A stock of illegally imported shark fins has been confiscated from one of Britain’s most exclusive Chinese restaurants and destroyed by Trading Standards, following a more…