Hilton Worldwide will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes by April 1, 2014. The ban covers all restaurants and facilities operated by its 96 owned and managed properties across Asia Pacific. The...Show More Summary
(Photo: Oceana / Carlos Suarez) Late last year, I wrote to you about how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration took actions that placed state shark fin bans in jeopardy. These bans, which close down the market for imported shark fins, are incredibly important to halting the finning and capture of tens of millions of sharks each year.
Scientists estimate that shark populations have declined by much as 90 percent for many species, largely thanks to finners, who kill as many as 73 million sharks every year to supply restaurants with shark fin soup. Recently, sharksShow More Summary
We have shown so many photos of shark fins drying on the roofs of Hong Kong; here's the ground floor.
California has a shark fin ban in place. There was a good, long run up to the ban going into place to let restaurants serving shrark fin soup run through their existing stock. Well, some folks didn’t get the memo (really, they got it, but they didn’t care anyway). Michael Kwong owns Kwong Yip. State […]
A San Francisco shark fin bust makes all other offenders of California’s ban on shark fins look like guppies. Before now, California authorities have only cited offenders with possession of small amounts of shark fin – generally under 10 pounds. Show More Summary
Oceana ran a series of Metro ads urging NOAA to side with sharks, not shark finners. (Photo: Oceana / Jenn Hueting) After months of public campaigning and pressure by Oceana and other conservation groups, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...Show More Summary
Good news ocean lovers and shark supporters - the US federal government has finally realized it should back down and step away from its ill-conceived plan to overturn the bans (on the sale & possession of shark fins) that were enacted in the states of California, Maryland and Washington. Show More Summary
Rejoice! Syfy's sequel to the best shark movie since JAWS will see the return of stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid in SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE as they reprise their roles as Fin and April. This time around they have to save theShow More Summary
(Photo: Choo Yut Shing) Each year, millions of sharks are slaughtered for their fins to meet the demand for shark fin soup. Over the past few years, several U.S. states passed laws against the trade in shark fins to help shut down the market. In the recent issue of Oceana magazine, we reveal how a government agency is taking steps to undermine these bans.
Characterized by its stocky body, greenish coloring and black-tipped fins, the Smoothtop Blacktip Shark is probably not one that would come to mind if you and I were playing Scattergories, and the category of sharks popped up on our cards. Show More Summary
A Chinese action star spills soup in a fresh effort to cut China's appetite for shark fins.
WidAid just launched its newest "Say No" public service message in China featuring actress Maggie Q, targeting shark fin soup and its impact on the shark population. [ more › ]
Cross-posted from TheDodo.com Hillary Clinton and Prince William champion elephants. The National Institutes of Health releases its research chimps. New York City plans an end to its carriage horses. Shark fins are banned again and again and again. Show More Summary
Free Sharky. While most major U.S. cities and municipalities have enacted bans on the sale of shark fins and the serving of shark-fin soup, things have been slower to catch on in China, where the clear and gelatinous broth is traditionally served to mark auspicious or celebratory moments. Show More Summary
Would the sight of a shark fin rising from the dark, still surface of your desk give you a momentary scare, even if you knew rationally that there’s no danger? The Shark Lamp by Ukrainian designer Aleksandr Mukomelov capitalizes on our natural fear of these razor-toothed predators to add a little bit of excitement to [...]
Shark Fin Ice Tray (sold individually) Make your next soiree a swimming good time with the Shark Fin Ice Tray from the NeatoShop. This frightfully fun Ice tray makes ice cubes that look like shark fins. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Kitchen Stuff. Link
CHICAGO (Reuters) - "What brand are you smoking?," could become a more routine question among Coloradans in January, when anyone 21 or older will be able to buy up to an ounce of marijuana from a state-licensed retail store for recreational use.
Sharks suck. They’re all teeth and fins. No fun at all when you’re swimming, that’s for sure. The NSW Government shares this perspective, and wants to buy a fleet of drones to scan the coastline for the finned menace to protect swimmers. More »
Chinese central authorities on Sunday published a document announcing that all wild animals will be prohibited from official reception dinners and banquets. Meaning, of course, that dishes containing shark fins, bird nests and other rare wild animal products will be banned from menus. Unruly Party members are still wholly welcomed to run rampant as they please. [ more › ]