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Shark finning & harvesting of Sea Urchins in The Bahamas??


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#1 xariatay

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:33 PM

From The Tribune
"Seafood firm may move into shark fins, sea urchins

Published On:Monday, September 06, 2010

By MEGAN REYNOLDS Tribune Staff Reporter mreynolds@tribunemedia.net

A SEAFOOD export company harvesting sea cucumbers by the thousands to feed Chinese appetites may consider expanding North Andros operations to include shark-finning and sea urchin harvesting."

The rest of the story here The Tribune :) :D :)

Edited by xariatay, 07 September 2010 - 08:34 PM.

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#2 xariatay

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 06:23 PM

Please sign this petition Ban the slaughter of sharks in the bahamas
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#3 shawnh

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 02:51 PM

It looks like things are heating up and at a very timely juncture. Any folks with relationships in the Bahamas who may care about this issue, should call in support for the sanctuary. We are really at a cross-roads in the Bahamas. Either we face a race to fin all the sharks or a future where sharks have a haven in the sanctuary. Latest news here:
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:40 PM

From what I read on the article, Sunco MAY go into shark finning. The fact is they have not and if they had any business sense, they'd do it quietly instead of announcing it publicly. It is, however, time the Bahamas put in the laws to protect the sharks, especially now with discussions of maritime boundaries with Cuba have begun. Interesting I haven't heard anything from the Bahamas Dive Association, which was very vocal during Marcus Groh incident. I would think that they'd take a huge interest in preventing something like this from happening.
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#5 Carlos_Suarez

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:54 PM

Hi folksóBellow you will see the first official article on the fight to protect the sharks of the Bahamas and create a shark sanctuary. If you are interested, it is easy to make a comment to the article. Positive comments to the article will be seen by government officials in the Bahamas. If you follow the link and go to the bottom of the page you can make a comment in about 5 seconds.

Please send this friends.


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#6 xariatay

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:13 PM

The article "Bahamian Sharks in Peril" in Bahama's The Nassau Guardian 4th Oct 2010. Oceanic Dreams' Blog
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