thresher sharks have recently been added to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) list Appendix II to monitor their international trade after scientists and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) have declared them as vulnerable.
Conservation group Save Sharks Indonesia has said Indonesia is the largest supplier of shark fins in the international market, and this has led to an increase in shark fishing among local fishermen, which puts the species at risk of extinction due to overfishing.
Police in the Ecuadorian port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5m.
The government of Hong Kong announced that it will no longer serve shark fin soup at government functions, and that it will encourage government-funded bodies to do the same.
Inspired by recent data on shark deaths, two data visualization heavyweights have created a stunning infographic to put the numbers in perspective.
Dozens of weary Indonesian fishermen sail into a busy port on the resort island of Bali celebrating their lucrative and controversial haul that is destined to end up at Chinese banquets.
The European parliament on Thursday called a definitive halt to shark finning, the long contested practice of fishermen slicing off fins and throwing the live body overboard to drown.
There are no vegetarian sharks. Sharks will sink if they stop swimming. Great White sharks can go three months between meals
French fishermen will be on the hunt for a vulnerable shark species off the coast of the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion soon — and will pocket government cash for their kills after a dramatic rise in deadly attacks pushed Paris to take unprecedented measures.
The founder of conservation group Sea Shepherd, which annually disrupts Japan’s whale hunt, has been arrested in Frankfurt for extradition to Costa Rica, according to the organisation.