Phillip, a female Galapagos shark, in the foreground. Photo credit: Michael O'Ross. Conditions were near perfect, with minimal
We know that sharks and rays are enormously threatened. The numbers are staggering. Recent studies estimate that at least 100 million sharks are caught and killed each and every year, mostly for their fins in unregulated or illegal fisheries.
It's time for GrubHub to join other companies that have already banned shark fin products, like Disney, Amazon, Hilton, Marriott and the Starwood hotel group, and take action to protect sharks before it's too late.
For many fishermen on the island of Lombok in Indonesia, catching sharks and other marine life is their only way of making
About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood.
It is particularly worrying that a previously leaked chapter of the TPP includes only very vague references to shark finning -- not the full ban on shark finning and associated trade that we need.
The IUCN Shark Specialist Group has found that highly migratory, open-ocean, or pelagic, sharks make up a particularly threatened
Why are sharks so misunderstood? And why are they so important? Sharks are misunderstood like no other creature, to the point
Obama and Abe have been in negotiations over Japan's treatment of sensitive agricultural products, including rice, beef, pork, wheat, and dairy products, and over trade in automobiles -- but a breakthrough is still out of reach. This lack of progress is just one of several indicators that the TPP is faltering, if not failing.
Shark fin exports to Hong Kong represent about half of the global shark fin trade, Quartz reports, adding that the city is
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Tens of millions of sharks are used for shark fin soup, a delicacy in many Eastern cultures. Research shows that the depletion of massive shark populations will have cascading effects throughout the oceans' ecosystems.
The U.S. federal government has finally realized it should back down and step away from its ill-conceived plan to overturn the bans on the sale and possession of shark fins that were enacted in the states of California, Maryland and Washington.