CITES: Five Shark Species Win Protection Against Finning Trade

  Photo: Oceanic whitetip sharks have been added to the CITES list for trade restrictions. (Flickr: Tom Weilenmann) To read media coverage, please click links below: ABC News: Protections aim to moderate trade in shark fins AFP: 5 Shark species win global trade protection  Australia Network News: Five Shark Species Win International Trade Protection Bangkok…

Shark Advocates International: Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of Northeast U.S. fisheries for spiny dogfish sharks (Squalus acanthias)

Statement of Concern Re: Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of Northeast U.S. fisheries for spiny dogfish sharks (Squalus acanthias) Background In August 2012, the MSC certified as “sustainable” U.S. federal and state (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Virginia, and North Carolina) longline, gillnet, and trawl fisheries taking spiny dogfish off the Northeast United…

The Wall Street Journal: Cathay to Restrict Shark-Fin Shipments, 5 Sept 2012

Cathay to Restrict Shark-Fin Shipments By JASON CHOW Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.  joined the growing corporate movement against the shark-fin trade, following several luxury-hotel companies and supermarket chains. The Hong Kong-based carrier said Wednesday it would “stop shipping unsustainably sourced sharks and shark-related products.” “There is very compelling scientific evidence to support that this is the right thing to…