25 Jun '12, 10pm

Venezuela Establishes Shark Sanctuary and Bans Shark Finning

Venezuela Establishes Shark Sanctuary and Bans Shark Finning

Although shark fins are unsafe to eat due to their high levels of mercury and a neurotoxin implicated in neurodegenerative conditions called BMAA , or Beta-methylamino-L-alanine, scientists estimate that up to 73 million sharks die yearly because of the demand for shark fin soup, particularly in China and Southeast Asia. Venezuela still allows shark fishing outside the sanctuary, but in accordance with these new rules, any and all fins must still be attached to the shark.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/06/25/venezuela-establishes-...

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