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Feds target US companies caught in lucrative shark fin trade

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the seafood industry's most gruesome hunts. Every year, the fins of as many as 73 million sharks are sliced from the backs of the majestic sea predators, th...

Greenpeace petitions US to investigate Taiwan seafood giant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace has asked the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) to intervene and investigate allegations of human rights abuse documented against the Taiwan i...

Fishing boat owner pleads guilty in shark finning case

HONOLULU (AP) — A business that owns a Japanese fishing boat pleaded guilty Thursday in a case involving Indonesian crew members who cut fins from sharks. Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd. agr...

The Latest: Fishermen plead guilty in shark finning case

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on shark fin smuggling charges (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Four Indonesian fishermen who were arrested in Hawaii and charged with attem...

Taiwanese fishing vessels caught killing dolphins, finning sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The NGO Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has reportedly completed a new report that charges illegal and unethical conduct aboard many of Taiwan’s fishing vesse...

Appetite for Shark Fin Drives Threatened Shark Population Decline, New Report

Global shark catch levels have more than doubled since 1960 and populations of some threatened species, such as hammerhead and oceanic whitetip, have declined by over 90 percent in recent years, accor...

China tariffs could hurt remaining US shark fin business

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new set of Chinese tariffs on U.S. seafood including items made from shark fins could jeopardize what remains of the American industry for the controversial products. ...

WildAid and model Hannah Quinlivan urge the public to not eat shark fins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Model Hannah Quinlivan (昆凌), who serves as the global charity ambassador for WildAid this year, advocated for the “protect the ocean and say no to shark fin soup&rdquo...

'Protect Sharks Man' threatens to poison those who eat shark fins in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Police are hunting for a man who calls himself "Protect Sharks Man" after he issued a threat on social media that he would poison customers eating shark fin in restau...

Don Gerard V Sentenced in Galapagos

(GALAPAGOS / WILDAID) - Galapagos National Park announced the successful sentencing of the captain and crew of the Don Gerard V, an Ecuadorian fishing vessel caught illegally transporting sharks and o...

Ecuadorian fishing vessel transporting sharks apprehended in the Galapagos

(GALAPAGOS / WILDAID) - On Friday, an Ecuadorian fishing vessel was caught transporting sharks and other protected species in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Its 23 crew members and eight minor fibergla...

Agency: Senator seeking to end shark fin trade got bad data

A federal agency says it made a mistake with a key piece of data it gave to New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker as he was building a case to shut down America's shark fin trade. The Dem...

Chinese Vessel Crew Detained in Galapagos Marine Reserve Sentenced For Transport and Possession of Endangered Sharks

ECUADOR (WILDAID) – On Monday an Ecuadorian judge sentenced the crew of a Chinese ship to prison terms ranging from 1-4 years for possession and transport of protected species within the Galapag...

Largest Wildlife Trafficking Bust in Galapagos

Earlier this week, a Chinese cargo vessel was caught illegally transiting through the Galapagos Marine Reserve with a hull filled with thousands of sharks and tuna. The cargo vessel, the Fu Yuan Yu...