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shark fin bans

A request to environmentalists and journalists discussing shark fin ban legislation

Blogging, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMarch 23, 2015

Many of the U.S. state-level shark fin bans which make it illegal to buy, sell, or possess shark fins include exemptions for smooth and spiny dogfish, i.e. by far the most common species of sharks caught by U.S. fishermen. Some of these fisheries have significant conservation concerns associated with them. Much of this fishing is not currently […]

Shark fin bans: A storify of this week’s twitter discussion

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMay 8, 2012

Earlier this week, I asked my twitter followers what they thought about shark fin bans, which prompted a long and stimulating discussion. What follows is my first attempt at “Storify”, shared in the hopes that the discussion can continue here. As I’ve said before, I’m not a big supporter of shark fin bans because they […]

Hooray for California, but there’s still much work to be done to save sharks

Conservation, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharks, SustainabilitySeptember 6, 2011

  Earlier today,  the California legislature voted to approve AB 376,  the excitingly titled “act to add section 2021 to the Fish and Game Code,  relating to sharks”. The ocean conservation community is happy,  and we should be. The bill and its backing from Hollywood stars have generated substantial media coverage of the plight of […]

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