8) The problem at hand is the uptick in shark finning
globally due to the rise of China.
Thanks to pressure for Shark Stewards and our partners, the Chinese are becoming aware that shark finning
is wrong and the trade is harming the ocean.
For example, municipal bans may prove to be nothing more than a symbolic statement against shark finning
as there is considerable room for leakage as those interested in consuming shark fin soup or serving it at their wedding reception can opt to take their business to municipalities that do not have the ban.
is the practice of catching sharks, hacking off their fins, and returning them to the ocean (maimed and unable to swim or circulate oxygen through their systems) where they starve to death, suffocate or get eaten by other predators.
equipment rental market," said Andy Fraser, Finning
is currently controlled by the United Nations Convention on the Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES), which has been accepted by more than 150 countries around the world.
Top reform priority is the European Union's (EU) 2003 finning
regulation, which bans fishermen from slicing shark fins at sea then throwing the body overboard to die.
Previously training and development manager for group subsidiary Hewden Stuart, Hardy will manage training and development across all parts of the Finning
business including Finning
Power and Hewden Stuart.
At-sea inspections are rendered impossible; inspectors cannot verify that finning
has not occurred.
The agency, based in Coventry, has won a pounds 1 million contract with Finning
UK, the sole national distributor of Caterpillar products in mainland Britain.
The Resolution comports with the Shark Finning
Prohibition Act (Public Law 106-557).
Aw, who is chairman of OceanNEnvironment, a marine-conservation group based just outside Sydney, Australia, vowed right then to fight shark finning