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Is a food delicacy worth an ecosystem?
One of the major issues threatening the ocean environment today is the slaughter of a top ocean predator, the shark. More than 70 million sharks are killed each year so their fins can be taken, primarily to produce shark fin soup, considered a delicacy by some.
After the fins are removed the remainder of the shark is discarded into the sea and left to die. Join us and the diving industry in our commitment to ban the wholesale slaughter of sharks for their fins and to ban the sale of shark fin soup.
Sharks play a vital role in the marine food chain and without them our ecosystem is placed in jeopardy.
Interpol announced it has issued a ‘red notice’ to its member nations for Sea Shepherd president and founder, Captain Paul Watson. This action occurred after Costa Rica renewed its request in the form of revised paperwork to Interpol seeking Captain Watson’s detention or arrest with the intent of extradition to Costa Rica.
Captain Watson was arrested in Frankfurt on May 13th last year on a 10-year-old warrant from Costa Rica while en route to Cannes, France. He forfeited his bail and departed Germany on approximately July 22nd after being held there under house arrest for 70 days, and is now in an unknown location. Captain Watson was being detained in Germany for extradition to Costa Rica for a previously alleged “violation of ship traffic,” which reportedly occurred during the 2002 filming of the award-winning documentary, “Sharkwater.”
These charges are made up on trumped up evidence against the Sea Shepherd for trying to stop illegal killing of wales sharks and dolphins.
100 million sharks are killed each year. As a result of this the shark population has dropped by 90% in the last 30 years and will continue to decline if we allow the trade of shark fins. The act of fining a shark is atrocious as 95% of the shark is wasted and thrown back into the water.
Fishing boats will take sharks regardless of their age, size or species. Shark fining takes place at sea so the fishers have only the fins to transport. Shark meat is considered low value and therefore not worth the cost of transporting the bulky shark bodies to market.
Over the past few years the recession has crippled many millions of families nation wide. With the recession poverty followed and families have become reliant on fast short term cash loans. This is short term is just a temporary fix and has an underlying impact in the long run.
Many families are pestered by loan bodies who charge obscene amounts of interest thus leaving vulnerable families in a worse off position.
We do not believe that destroying sharks close to shore will make a long-term difference and a more sophisticated understanding of the marine environment is necessary to implement long term solutions.
Shark populations are devastated by overexploitation, including targeted fishing, bycatch and finning.
Each year, tens of millions of sharks are killed by Earth’s most dangerous predators - humans. Too many of them fall victim to the cruel and wasteful practice of shark finning - the act of removing shark fins and discarding the often still alive shark overboard. As Eastern demand for fins remains strong, markets for shark meat are growing, helping to push shark species to the brink.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) analyses, all shark species proposed at the meeting met the criteria for listing under CITES Appendix II. Such listing requires that trade is controlled in order to avoid use that threatens the species’ survival. Despite the depletion ofsharks worldwide, restrictions on international trade are in place for only three shark species - whale shark, great white shark and basking shark.
Join thousands of AWARE divers and shark advocates who are serious about shark protection. Sign the petition and urge your friends and colleagues to do the same.
Together, we’re gaining the attention of policymakers worldwide. We’re closing loopholes in existing global shark management policies and insisting on full protections for Endangered and Critically Endangered sharks
Dear President Chinchilla,
We the attached signatories would like to congratulate you for the proactive stance your administration has taken with respect to marine conservation issues. The recent creation of the Cocos Island Marine Seamount Managed Area will support sustainable fishing initiatives among this country’s national fishers. In addition, closing the private docks to the international shark finning fleet was without a doubt a major accomplishment.
However, the foreign fleet continues to side-step the authorities’ controls by landing fins in Nicaragua, loading them into Costa Rican trucks, and importing them back into this country via Peñas Blancas for their eventual re-exportation.
In order to end the shark finning fleet’s egregious practices – ones that overshadow the marine conservation accomplishments of your government – it’s necessary to prohibit shark fin imports.
This action would have no impact on the national fishing industry or on any other industry that respects our laws.
100-150 million sharks are killed every year. In the past 20 years, shark population has decreased by 90%. Scientists predict that within the next 15-20 years, sharks will be completely wiped out.
The are the most important species on Earth, simply because they control levels further down on the food pyramid, as tertiary consumers, and therefore the oxygen levels in the ocean, which controls everything on earth, as it covers 2/3 of the Earth's surface.
Please protect this beautiful creature, and ban the act of shark finning. It starts out locally, but when brought to a global perspective can change the situation dramatically. The slaughter of sharks will soon affect you, so please, take action and sign the petition.
By keeping fish for almost 30 years, we have witnessed first hand the thousands of creatures that are treated with It's just a fish attitude, and found out they are not just a fish. They have personality. They think, they feel and they have individual personalities. They have good days and bad days. They like some people and others they run from. They bring us joy, laughter, and greet us when we approach them. We hear the peoples complaints. We would like to speak FOR these creatures (In a language everybody can understand).
STOP THE KILLING!
Our proposal is not to shut the whole thing down but properly educate the hobbyist, the pet store owners (and staff), and wholesale facilities on how to care for these pets properly. We have less than a 1% loss by practicing a few simple principles and using virtually NO chemicals. We should not be playing vet. with these creatures lives. They get 14 feet, You can't let them go and the Aquariums won't take them.
Please help us STOP THE SALE OF NURSE SHARKS TO PET STORES.
10. UK Shark Fin Ban
Shark finning is the barbaric act of removing the fins from a live shark and then dumping the fish back into the oceans where it suffers an agonising death. The fins are then used in the production of Shark Fin Soup.
The fins provide no nutritional value or flavour to the dish, merely being served as a symbol of status or celebration. Rivalling the world drug trade in value, this is a big business to break, but with dedication we can achieve our goal.
This group intends to target key political figures, schools and restaurants and promote the benefits of not using shark fin for the production of soup.
Peticion a SAGARPA de una Zona de "NO CAPTURA" y Veda de Tiburones en Playa del Carmen / Request that SAGARPA order the designation of a “no-take” zone for the benefit of the Sharks In Playa del Carmen and declarate a ban for five months.
Playa del Carmen ha sido un area de avistamiento de Tiburon Toro durante los ultimos 10 años y la semana pasada un pescador asesino a 25 hembras embarazadas en tres noches consecutivas acabando con una trabajo de 10 años.
La Organizacion Saving Our Sharks pretendia iniciar en Febrero del 2011 estudios para poder conocer mas de estas hermosas criaturas y asi poder protegerlas pero gracias a la matanza del pescador estos estudios se vieron frustrados.
Playa del Carmen has been an area of Bull Shark sightings for the last 10 years. The past week, a fisherman has killed 25 pregnant females over three consecutive nights, ending 10 years of work.
The organization “Saving Our Sharks” was to begin studies and tagging of the sharks in February of 2011 in order to learn more about these beautiful creatures and to protect them, but thanks to their killing by this fisherman, these studies have been thwarted.
Despite being banned in many parts of the world, Shark Fin Products are still available in New York City. Because of the wasteful manner of their harvest (the Shark's fins are cut off and then the finless animal is thrown back in the water to suffocate), because of this...Shark Fin Products have no business in Our City.
Sharks are in a vulnerable state now! Please rmb that we not only share the world with humans, but with so many other animals including these predatory sharks living here for 400 million years already.
Here in Singapore, with so much red tape it's almost impossible to make an individual's voice heard! Do let your voice be heard! Do not let the consumption of sharks be a NORM here!
Stop the supply; stop the demand too! Who knows what other fish they can sell here next time!!!
On the 1st June 2009, Paul Gallen was stood down as club captain of the Cronulla Sharks Rugby League Club. This demotion was the result of the culmination of a number of circumstances leading to significant media interest which were deemed to be detrimental to the Cronulla Sharks and the NRL. This demotion roughly coincided with a form slump of epic proportions.
Since the 14 June 2009, the Cronulla Sharks have played a total of 14 NRL games and recording losses in each. Including the two trial games played by the club in the 2010 season, this equates to a total of 16 matches played without a victory.
Re-instating Paul Gallen as the Captain of the Cronulla Sharks must, in part, lead to a restoration of self-belief and determination within the Club.
Responding to the article below :
Over 8,000 tons of shark fins are processed each year. The fins only amount to 4% of a shark's bodyweight. This means that some 200,000 tons of shark are thrown back into the sea and discarded.
11,300 hourly, 100millions Sharks were killed annually. Already 18 species of sharks have been listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Source : http://www.seashepherd.org/sharks/shark-finning.html
The Tourism Department in Sabah has done a great job in promoting the State as an International Diving Site. E.g. Sipadan Island, Mabul, Kapalai and Other Marine Park in Kota Kinabalu.
Sharks play a very important role in the ecosystem. If shark finning continues to be a legal in Sabah it will not be very long before the reefs and diving attractions that draw many International travelers to our waters lose their appeal. The standing that Sabah currently enjoys as a destination in tune with the preservation and promotion of a healthy and vibrant marine ecosystem can only go to ensure future growth revenue so long as they are maintained and not depleted of its shark populations.
Please do check on this link to Save Our Turtles :
Every year thousands of sharks are hacked to death for their fins. The still alive body is then dumped back into the ocean to drown, bleed to death or get eaten alive.
To stop Shark fishing which leads to the death of Sharks for their fins which is popular in Asia.
Sharks are top of the food chain predators, and remove sick or injured fish.
Animal cruelty is all around the world. But have you ever heard the usage of cats and dogs as bait to catch sharks? Well, it has been discovered that the French Island might be using this technique. Here to read more :
Live and dead dogs and cats are being used as shark bait by amateur fishers on the French-controlled island of Réunion, according to animal-welfare organizations and local authorities.
The small volcanic island off Africa's east coast is bursting with stray dogs—upward of 150,000, says Reha Hutin, president of the Paris-based Fondation 30 Millions d'Amis (the Thirty Million Friends Foundation).
Hutin sent a film crew to Réunion to obtain proof that live animals were being used as shark bait. The goal was to expose the practice on the animal rights group's weekly television show.
It didn't take long for the film crew to find three separate cases, she said.
A videotape and photographs show the dogs with multiple hooks sunk deep into their paws and snouts.
"From then on everyone started to take the whole story seriously and realized it was true," Hutin said.
I have decided to start this Petition to send to Channel 4 to see to ask them not to axe The Reality show shipwrecked as I have heard they are Planning to, so Please come on here and sign this Petition.
Due to overfishing, there has been a 90% decrease in the population of sharks across the world, and in the U.S. east coast waters, there has been a 99% decrease. Just for fins and oil, about 270,000 sharks are killed each day. The number of sharks in our oceans today is only 10% of what it was 50 years ago.
Three main causes that are endangering sharks is killing them for their squalene, finning sharks, and sharks getting caught in byctach. Deep sea sharks are still being killed for their squalene, an oil found in their livers, even though it has pushed several species to the brink of extinction.
Sharks are still being finned, and then thrown back into the ocean to die. The nets that are used to catch fish and other marine life are not discriminatory so they end up catching and killing species such as sharks, dolphins, and whales.
We, proud Cronulla Sharks Supporters would like to throw our support behind one of our often maligned players, Greg Bird. The Sharks decision to stand him down and to possibly sack him when he has not even been found guilty of any charge is a clear miscarriage of justice.
Also we would like to let it be known that the double standards shown by our club over other incidents by other players and officials is not acceptable.
Australians import 10,000kg of dried shark fins every year from countries that have not banned finning, which equates to an estimated 26,000 sharks.
The brutal act of finning sharks is banned in Australia. Buying them from other countries is supporting the problem. Every 1/2 hr 5000 sharks will be slaughtered.
Unless we make a stand and say no to these products the sharks will be facing extinction.
You do not want to tell your children what a shark used to look like.
Against his wishes, Brett Kimmorley earlier this year signed with the Bulldogs for 2009. This is a great shame and needs to be rectified.
All Kimmorley wanted was to finish his career with the Sharks, and he has been repayed in this atrocious manner, especially after playing great football and helping the club achieve so much this season.
24. Save Sharks
May 9, 2006
So, you think that you know everything about sharks, huh? evil eating machines bent on destroying all species but their own, right? ha ha ha.. NO!
Have you ever even taken the time to learn about them. No, you say, slowly walking away from me. You don't care... WELL I DO! Sharks are an important species that clean our ocean. all these people come up to you, trying to get you to listen to thier cause, but you dont even care enough to listen. well, i'm gunna make you listen to me!
Everyday, you hear about these evil killing machines hiding underneath the water. well guess what. we're the mindless evil killing machines ABOVE the water. Sharks are being killed daily and no one does any thing about it. yeah, some places made laws, but are they strongly reinforced? heck no! i want you to give me this little signature to help me get them the reinforcment they need.
I am so tired of all these people, claiming that sharks are mindless killing machines! that really ticks me off! did you know that you are more likely to be struck by lightining than killed by a shrak? bet you didn't. or that your more likely to be malled by a dolfin? bet not... how would you like it for someone to take your pet, cut off it's limbs and tail (if it has one) and throw it in the water for it to drown and bleed to death? and not even take one second to watch it die, just going off to find another? that it what it is like. do you ever see those lost pet sign? remeber the pang of pain you felt when you saw the pics of it? well have a gander at these...
I think that that is enough... for now...
Shark Finning is a disgusting and wasteful practice, it should be stopped. Shark finning is where people cut off sharks fins for medicine and shark fin soup, instead of using the rest of the shrark they throw the finless animal back into the ocean.
Shark Nets kill millions of sharks each year as they get tangled up in them and slowly die. These nets are only meant to stop sharks but instead they are wiping them out.
This petition is to stop the cruelty of shark finning. They're often just tossed back into the water with their fins cut off and slowly die of asphyxiation. Please help as around 3 sharks are killed every second.