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 ...

'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 ...

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 transporti...

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 fib...

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...

Hong Kong art exhibit aims to deepen connection between people and sharks

(HONG KONG / WILDAID) An exhibition of contemporary art geared at raising awareness about the negative impact of shark finning has opened in Hong Kong this week. "On Sharks and Humanity" ...

WildAid: Happy World Oceans Day!

(INDONESIA / WILDAID) - With your support, WildAid is answering the call for stronger safeguarding and enforcement of the world's marine protected areas - designated sanctuaries that are...

WildAid CEO Peter Knights Honored

(UNITED STATES/WILDAID)-Wildlife champion Peter Knights has be honored with a Bay Area Jefferson Award for public service. A segment featuring Knights and fellow shark advocate Julie Packard of the Mo...

Tech solutions to tackle overfishing, labor abuse at sea

BANGKOK (AP) — Fishing boats used high-tech systems to find vast schools of fish for decades, depleting stocks of some species and leading to the complete collapse of others. Now more than a dozen app...

Sea Shepherd Australia says will continue South Ocean action

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Sea Shepherd Australia said Thursday that a legal settlement involving the conservation group's U.S. founder will not affect its anti-whaling campaign in the Southern O...