Indonesia is One of Largest Exporter of Shark fins

Indonesia is One of Largest Exporter of Shark fins

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.

Ecuador Seizes 200,000 Shark Fins

Ecuador Seizes 200,000 Shark Fins

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.

Uphill Battle to Tackle Indonesian Shark Fishing

Uphill Battle to Tackle Indonesian Shark Fishing

Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.

Man Bites Shark

Man Bites Shark

Inspired by recent data on shark deaths, two data visualization heavyweights have created a stunning infographic to put the numbers in perspective.

Bali urged to ban shark fishing & build sanctuary

Bali urged to ban shark fishing & build sanctuary

The Bali administration should strongly consider implementing a regulation to create a shark sanctuary in Bali and outlaw the capture or killing of sharks in the island’s waters.

EU Finally Ends Shark Finning

EU Finally Ends Shark Finning

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.

After five attacks Aussies decide to kill sharks

After five attacks Aussies decide to kill sharks

The government of Western Australia said it plans to track, catch and if necessary kill sharks threatening beachgoers after a record five fatal attacks in the state in the past year.

French government to fund shark hunts

French government to fund shark hunts

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.