Shark fin-free push tastes success
Shark fin imported to Hong Kong dropped significantly last year mainly because of decreasing demand, World Wildlife Fund Hong Kong said.
The volume fell 35 percent, to 5,400 tonnes from 8,200 tonnes, and it is coupled with a decrease in re-export, from 2,428 tonnes to 2,003 tonnes – a decline of 17.5 percent …
Hong Kong Standard – Wednesday, April 09, 2014
New research pegs illegal imports of wild seafood to US at over 20%
The journal Marine Policy’s new study shows more than 20% of wild caught seafood imported into the US – worth at least $1.3 billion – is likely illegal.
“This study reinforces what the fishing industry, governments and conservationists have been saying for a long time: illegal fishing is a major global problem and threatens the long-term health of our oceans and the livelihoods they support,” said World Wildlife Fund (WWF) vice president for marine conservation Michele Kuruc. “While the very nature of illegal fishing makes it difficult to quantify, this research brings new attention to the immense scope and scale of the problem.” …
Undercurrent News – April 8, 2014, 6:57 pm