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  1. I shall endeavour to ask my next LOB operator if fishing on their boat is allowed... There are better operators like these... http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=45460&hl=seafood
  2. More links: http://www.herald.ie/breaking-news/world-news/branson-lauds-shark-fin-trade-ban-3257063.html http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/historic-day-in-costa-rica "Also spoke with the Minister about supporting manta rays being protected under CITES. There is a UN CITES meeting in March, at which he will support the protection of the manta rays as well." :-)
  3. This is sad... Especially seeing the thresher sharks... How is the diving at Ecuador, are sharks frequently seen?
  4. Congratulations to the petition organisers & everyone who signed the petition! Cathay Pacific has announced the ban on shark fin cargo! http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120905-369678.html http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1029721/cathay-pacific-bans-shark-fin-its-cargo-flights
  5. A Balinese colleague got a travel agent to book & it was 436USD for 2 pax...
  6. I have no answer to that - me no scientist, don't even have a degree... But at Shark Savers, we have & are amending the data we are using... Do remember that Dr Clarke made that study 12years ago & the shark fins in the HK trade are mostly from 14 species of sharks... If anyone is keen, can actually download the FishStat Plus - Universal software for fishery statistical time series from http://www.fao.org/fishery/statistics/software/fishstat/en Maybe choose the data-set: Fisheries Commodities Production and Trade? (but it doesn't give the breakdown of species of sharks etc) Today, I am just interested to share this awful story happening in Lombok, Indonesia... Dolphins die for Soup http://www.paulhiltonphotography.com/index.php/field-notes/ Tuesday February 28, 2012 "Presently there is an on-going battle between the shark fin industry and conservationists. Below is another dark side to the shark fin trade that we rarely see. Despite legislation that prohibits the killing of dolphins and whales, small cetaceans are still caught in Lombok, Indonesia. Though some are eaten, many of these dolphins end up back on the hook, as bait for more lucrative targets." "Back at the market I continued watching the longliners unload. At one point the whole beach around me was covered in thresher sharks. Later a full-grown spinner dolphin, followed by a juvenile, was dumped in the water. But then, to make things worse, a badly decomposed pilot whale joined the carcasses. The boats had no gill nets onboard and as dolphins rarely get caught on longline hooks, preferring to take free schooling fish as food, it’s likely that these animals had been specifically targeted, killed by harpoon or homemade explosives. We visited the market 10 times from early in 2010 and in late 2011 and dolphins were landed 70 percent of the time."
  7. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story. It is also on ABC... http://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/saving-valentina-14345624
  8. Giam is the (main) Speaker. 3 Discussants. There will be a moderator from ISEAS...
  9. Shark’s Fin Soup: To Ban Or Not To Ban? http://web1.iseas.edu.sg/?p=6876 http://web1.iseas.edu.sg/wp-content/upload...02/16feb121.pdf Will banning shark’s fin soup from restaurant menus really save shark populations from extinction? NO, says one man, a vet, an animal lover, and member of a UN body on endangered species. Join us for an ISEAS seminar “Shark’s Fin Soup Helps the Poor: Is the Fin Industry all that Bad?” Thursday, 16 February 2012 9:30am - 12:30pm ISEAS Seminar Room II SPEAKER Dr Choo-Hoo Giam Committee Member, CITES (UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) DISCUSSANTS Mr Louis Ng - Executive Director, ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society) Mr Hank Jenkins - President, Species Management Specialists Professor Steve Oakley - Chairman, Shark Savers Malaysia PROGRAMME 9:30am to 10:15am “Sharks Fin Soup Helps the Poor: Is the Fin Industry all that Bad?” by Dr Choo-Hoo Giam 10:15am - 10:30am Tea Break 10:30am - 12noon Discussants: Mr Louis Ng Mr Hank Jenkins Prof Steve Oakley 12noon Q & A To register, email may@iseas.edu.sg Or http://web1.iseas.edu.sg/?page_id=6877
  10. Jailed... But didn't state how long is the jail sentence... http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/n...k-massacre.html
  11. Done. They have a new photo https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=323...1&theater... With this comment: "photo was taken at Mabul Island in the house reef of one of the main resorts in Mabul. There was more than 20 shark bodies dumped here minus there fins. This is proof that the sharks are being caught very close to Mabul and Sipadan Island! If they where being caught in Indon waters why bring the shark bodies all the way back to Mabul just to throw them back in the sea......."
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