15 Jan '12, 8pm

Shark finning: a complex problem but lethal for #sharks | #sharks #savesharks #stopsharkfinning #oceans

Shark finning: a complex problem but lethal for #sharks | #sharks #savesharks #stopsharkfinning #oceans

With the fins of up to 70 million sharks passing through the fin trade on an annual basis, shark finning is currently the greatest threat to sharks. However the issue is far more complicated than an easy media headline would have you believe. Shark fins are worth significantly more than the meat, and this disparity creates an economic incentive to retain shark fins and discard the carcass – this is ‘shark finning’. The fins are easy to store, requiring no refrigeration, and the demand for fins is higher than ever. Trading in shark fins is legal. But the act of shark finning – keeping the fins but discarding the carcass at sea - is prohibited in many countries and by Regional Fisheries Management Organisations who have the remit to manage areas of the high seas. However many of the finning ‘bans’ are weak, often permitting the removal of shark fins at sea under the proviso ...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/oceans/shark-finning-co...

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