19 Oct '11, 4pm

New York Times - A Snapshot of Shark Finning: #stopfinning

New York Times - A Snapshot of Shark Finning: #stopfinning

The global campaign in defense of sharks has picked up considerably in the last two or three years. What was once a niche issue — a sharp decline in shark populations because of soaring demand for their fins in parts of Asia — has gone mainstream. Shawn Heinrichs for the Pew Environment Group A thresher shark in Taiwan with its dorsal fin cut off. Several states, among them California, have banned the sale or possession of shark fins, a crucial ingredient for a pricey soup that is considered a status symbol in some Asian cultures. Shark sanctuaries are springing up around the world amid a growing awareness that the decimation of shark species undermines marine tourism. To underline the gravity of the shark fin problem, the Pew Environment Group released a series of often-graphic photographs on Wednesday that were taken this year in Taiwan, which along with Indonesia, India...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/19/a-snapshot-of-s...

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straitstimes.com 23 Oct '11, 4am

Australian authorities were on Sunday hunting a killer shark which fatally mauled an American diver off the country's west...