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…

Worldwide Coalition of Conservation Groups Hail The Leadership of Cathay Pacific Airways – 5 Sep 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2012-09-05 WORLDWIDE COALITION OF CONSERVATION GROUPS HAIL THE LEADERSHIP OF CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS HONG KONG — Nearly 50 marine and shark conservation groups have united to applaud Cathay Pacific’s decision to ban the transportation of shark and shark-related products on all its flights. The groups now call upon all other airlines to…

The PEW report: Navigating Global Shark Conservation Measures: Current Measures and Gaps, 8 July 2012

A new analysis by the Pew Environment Group, Navigating Global Shark Conservation Measures: Current Measures and Gaps, compiles existing management measures for sharks, highlights their inadequacies, and makes recommendations for improvements. The following is a summary of that analysis. Sharks have been swimming the world’s oceans for more than 400 million years. But today, shark populations…

Huffington Post: Shark Fishing Statistics Higher Than Previously Thought, Pew Environment Group Says, 8 July 2012

ROME (AP) — A pro-environment group says the world’s shark populations are in worse trouble than previously thought. The Pew Environment Group is cautioning in a report that the actual global catch of sharks might be up to four times higher than official U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization statistics. The report says Hong Kong’s shark…