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Australia to world court: Ban Japanese whaling

Japan's annual whale hunt is a commercial slaughter of marine mammals dressed up as science, Australian lawyers argued Wednesday as they urged the United Nations' highest court to ban the hunt in the waters ...

dateJun 26, 2013 in Ecology
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S.Korean airlines ban shark fin as cargo

South Korea's two largest airlines, Korean Air and Asiana, said Thursday they had both decided to ban shark fin from their cargo flights as part of a growing global campaign against the Asian delicacy.

dateJun 20, 2013 in Ecology
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EU closes shark finning loophole

The European Union on Thursday closed a last loophole in its ban on shark finning, the long-contested practice of fisherman slicing the fins off and then throwing the still live sharks back overboard to die.

dateJun 06, 2013 in Ecology
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Japan whaling haul at 'record low'

The haul from Japan's whaling mission in the Southern Ocean was a "record low" this year, a government minister said, blaming "unforgivable sabotage" by activists.

dateApr 05, 2013 in Ecology
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New restrictions bite Hong Kong shark fin traders

A conservation victory restricting global trade in more shark species will take a fresh bite at Hong Kong's market in fins, which has already been hit hard by persistent attacks from anti-fin campaigners.

dateMar 17, 2013 in Ecology
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