Kim Bosco Mo has a piece in Huff Po Canada today on whether banning shark fin soup is an equitable way to protect sharks. I would have answered in a comment on their site but it limits the comments to 250 words and requires you grant HP access to your Twitter account AND set up . . . → Read More: Shark finning: a response to Kim Bosco Mo
Shark finning is the capture of sharks expressly for the removal of their fins, which are used to make shark fin soup, a popular status symbol in many Chinese communities. I could understand and accept this practice if the fins were taken from animals that were harvested sustainably and for which markets existed for the . . . → Read More: A San Diego 5th grader is trying to end shark finning, will you help?
White-tip reef shark, Fiji © 2011 Angelo Villagomez Causal relationships can be fiendishly tricky. Spend an hour watching any of Star Trek Voyager’s time travel episodes and you begin to understand why the show’s writers often resort to lines such as, “It’s better if we don’t talk about this too much.” Consider another example of . . . → Read More: For Want Of A Shark…
Below is a highlights video of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s special Shark Bait in which he does his part to root out shark finning and trace it back to the fishermen who are tryign to make a living this way. You can watch the entire program at Thaicodfish’s Youtube channel, but this reel below really . . . → Read More: Shark Bait: Gordon Ramsay Helps Expose Shark Finning
David from Southern Fried Science has a good post continuing the discussion started by Dr. M here on Deep Sea News. While Dr. M focused on their tactic of ramming ships, David (a shark biologist) asks whether the work of Sea Sheppard has been effective at all for shark conservation.