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Keyword: Fins

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08-20-2001

Disaster off the coast of the Cocos Islands

On August 20 the flag ship «Ocean Warrier» belonging to the Sea Shepherd Society seized the long-line ship «San Jose» as it was caught fishing sharks, dolphins and turtles within the Cocos Islands sanctuary (approximately 500 kilometers off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and belonging to this country). Eyewitness reports from members of the Sea Shepherd spoke of horrific scenes as they viewed the almost 50 kilometer longlines. The «San Jose» is currently being detained in the Puntarenas seaport.
According to Elisabeth Odio, Costa Rica's Environmental Minister, this ship and its crew will be used as a warning to scare off other poachers in the national parks. The verdict is not yet known.

Source: Sea Shepherds

10-31-2002

Longline fishing is banned on the U.S. Pacific coast

08-01-2002

WildAid conservation group renews campaign against shark fin soup

02-11-2002

Finning now also prohibited in U.S. Pacific waters

12-15-2001

Conservation group sued

12-15-2001

Shark poaching around Cocos Island

11-11-2001

Australia protects whale sharks

06-15-2001

Japan opposes a finning ban

06-14-2001

Shark fin smugglers arrested in China

06-13-2001

Rights for sharks

12-29-2000

Fishermen demand legalization of finning around the Galapagos Islands

12-15-2000

Finning is banned in U.S. territorial waters

09-15-2000

Exporting fins in Singapore

03-15-2000

USA: American Congress submits a legal amendment to prohibit finning in all U.S. territorial waters

12-15-1999

Hawaii reduces catch quotas for sharks but still allows «finning³

10-15-1999

Shark fishing in Central America

10-15-1999

Most sharks caught on long-lines are still alive

10-15-1999

Further steps to make finning illegal in Hawaiian waters

06-15-1999

Shark populations suffer a setback in Hawaiian waters

11-15-1998

Hawaii: Significant increase in shark fin trade



 

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