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?
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
Thresher shark tails found aboard a fishing vessel caught illegally long-lining in the Galápagos Marine Reserve, Ecuador. Image © 2011, John Bruno By now, you’ve probably seen coverage of the news from July 24 by MSNBC, and documented first-hand by my colleague John Bruno over at SeaMonster (What a marine massacre looks like), of the . . . → Read More: Contextualize Your Outrage