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Press Release: Oceana Targets NOAA on Language weakening shark fin bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2013 Contact: Dustin Cranor, 202.341.2267 or dcranor@oceana.org   Oceana Launches Metro Ad Campaign Asking NOAA to Protect Sharks, Not Shark Finners Ad Encourages Federal Government Not to Interfere with State Shark Fin Bans WASHINGTON – Today, Oceana launched a new advertising campaign in the Washington, D.C. Metro system that asks … Continue reading Press Release: Oceana Targets NOAA on Language weakening shark fin bills

Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival

Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival By Jean Bartlett Pacifica Tribune Correspondent Click photo to enlarge David McGuire in front of the sailing vessel “Active” ( Robert Vente ) David McGuire, MPH, Director and Founder of the ocean health and shark conservation nonprofit Sea Stewards and the Shark Stewards project, is also a … Continue reading Shark conservationist David McGuire addresses Earth Day Festival

Can shark conservation salvage the blue economy? As long as there is a continuous demand for shark fin soup, the shark population will remain in danger.

Sharks are worth much more swimming in the sea than in soup dishes – in Fiji, shark diving tourism is worth $42m per year, and in French Polynesia, lemon shark diving brings in $15.4m [AFP] Sharks are disappearing from our oceans at the rate of 100 million per year, according to a new study published … Continue reading Can shark conservation salvage the blue economy? As long as there is a continuous demand for shark fin soup, the shark population will remain in danger.

New Study Estimates 100 Million Sharks Killed Each Year

Almost 100 million sharks are being killed each year, with fishing rates outstripping the ability of populations to recover, scientists have estimated. Sharks need better protection to prevent possible extinction of many species within coming decades, the researchers warned ahead of latest global meeting to discuss the trade in threatened species. The Convention on International … Continue reading New Study Estimates 100 Million Sharks Killed Each Year

Front For Our Seas Calls on Incopesca’s intervention in Costa Rica

January 9, 2012 -San José, Costa Rica The immediate intervention of Incopesca and the destitution of its Board of Directors, is the recommendation of (The Front for Our Seas), delivered today through a letter addressed to Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla and the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Gloria AbrahamLetter addressed to Costa Rica’s President … Continue reading Front For Our Seas Calls on Incopesca’s intervention in Costa Rica

NOAA Identifies Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Countries and new Provisions for Shark Conservation Act

The United States is committed to working bilaterally and multilaterally to address illegal, unreported, or unregulated (IUU) fishing, and bycatch of protected living marine resources, as well as shark catch on the high seas where the nation does not have regulatory measures in place comparable to the United States. The United States wants to ensure … Continue reading NOAA Identifies Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing Countries and new Provisions for Shark Conservation Act

Salazar decision on Drakes Estero can set dangerous precedent for US Wilderness

This week a decision by US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar may affect Wilderness designation for Drakes Estero off the central California coastline north of San Francisco with potential impacts on other National Wilderness Areas. A coastal estuary of the Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, the estuary is home to harbor seals, herons, ospreys, … Continue reading Salazar decision on Drakes Estero can set dangerous precedent for US Wilderness

Shark Stewards Appeals to WA Premiere to Stop Shark Fin Trade

Join Shark Stewards and other ocean conservation groups urging the West Australian Government support shark conservation and anti shark fining policy, and to stop the shark fin exports to China. You can help us maintain protections on White Sharks in Australia by sigining the following petition addressed to Norman Moore, Western Australia's Fisheries Minister.   … Continue reading Shark Stewards Appeals to WA Premiere to Stop Shark Fin Trade