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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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Japan tsunami town on watch for shark deal

An international agreement to protect sharks could spell trouble for one tsunami-wrecked port in Japan as it struggles back to its feet two years after being swept away, locals say.

dateMar 13, 2013 in Ecology
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