08 Jul '11, 10am

Shark Finning Outlawed In Chilean Waters | Care2 Causes

Shark Finning Outlawed In Chilean Waters | Care2 Causes

The Chilean Congress made history as it unanimously approved a bill to ban shark finning in its national waters on Wednesday. The new law will prohibit the practice of cutting the tips of the shark and throwing the rest of the live animal’s body into the sea, and will levy a $4,000 to $41,000 fine for persons caught mutilating sharks in this way. According to Christine Reed of Discovery News , “The ban effects 30 shark species that cruise the Chilean coastline, which covers an extensive stretch of the eastern Pacific all the way to the Southern Ocean. Of those sharks, 15 are specific targets for finning, including the near threatened Blue sharks (Prionace glauca ) and the vulnerable Shortfin Mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus ).” “With the passage of this law, Chile becomes a leader in the protection of these animals that are so important to marine ecosystems. We knew that lar...

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