shark fins - updates

Rappler's latest stories on shark fins


Hong Kong seizes fins from 38,500 endangered sharks

May 07, 2020 - 1:22 PM

The record haul is discovered in two containers from Ecuador, and highlights the continued demand for shark fin, which is served at wedding banquets in many Chinese communities

This handout photo taken on May 6, 2020 and received on May 7 from the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department shows seized sharks fins displayed at a customs facility in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has seized 26 tonnes of smuggled shark fins sliced from some 38,500 endangered animals in the largest bust of its kind in the southern Chinese city. Handout / Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department / AFP

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific bans shark fins

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED Marine conservationists praise the airline for its decision adding that more Hong Kong businesses should follow suit

epa03522251 A shark fin workers is seen arranging fins as thousands of shark fins are left out to dry on top of a roof top in Hong Kong's Kennedy Town district, Hong Kong, China, 02 January 2013. Shark fin traders have taken to drying freshly sliced fins from sharks on roof tops in the city, since a public outcry in 2010 over them drying the fins on public sidewalks forced them to move the trade out of sight. EPA/PAUL HILTON

PH seizes Vietnamese fishing vessel off Ilocos

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:11 AM

7 Vietnamese fishermen who allegedly caught manta rays tuna and shark meat and fins in Philippine waters are arrested

CORVETTE. BRP Apolinario Mabini is one of the Philippine Navy's modern ships. File photo from the Philippine Navy

The wRap Indonesia: Cut in fuel prices, rupiah gains

Oct 08, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the seizure of illegally traded shark fins worsening forest fires and the possibility of a midnight curfew for Jakarta nightclubs

PAKET EKONOMI. President Joko Widodo talks about his first economic stimulus in this file photo. Photo from Twitter @Jokowi

Indonesia seizes shark fins headed for Hong Kong

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:41 PM

The fins came from around 3 000 oceanic whitetip sharks which were caught in the waters around Java island

Activists find Taiwanese ship with 'illegal' shark fins

Sep 10, 2015 - 9:30 PM

Greenpeace said the Shuen De Ching No 888 reportedly a Taiwanese flagged tuna longliner was operating in international waters near PNG when activists boarded it

The uphill battle to tackle shark fishing in Indonesia

Dec 17, 2014 - 1:03 PM

On a busy day up to 300 sharks are brought to a Lombok market to be sold part of the 110 000 tonnes are caught a year in Indonesia

SHARKS FOR SALE. Sharks at a traditional market in Tanjung Luar in Lombok, West Nusa Teggara. Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists. Photo by Sonny Tumelaka/AFP

One crazy Indonesian and her quest to #SaveSharks

Sep 10, 2014 - 6:53 PM

A Caucausian friend will scream ‘What? You sell shark fins?’ And I as an Indonesian will pretend to explain to the restaurant manager It s very successful in annoying the restaurant owner

WHY SAVE SHARKS? Riyanni Djangkaru of the #SAVESHARKS campaign holding up a sign saying 'Sharks are friends not food'. Photo courtesy of the Savesharks Indonesia Facebook page

Shark tales on Shark Week

Aug 09, 2014 - 12:07 PM

After nearly 40 years we now know that sharks are not the mindless man eating predator we once believed them to be It is actually the other way around

Cebu Pacific joins shark fin ban

Jul 09, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Cebu Pacific s move to ban shark s fins follows a similar decision by rival Philippine Airlines in April

SHARK'S FINS. File Photo by Laurent Fievet/ AFP

Singapore casino stops serving shark fin

Jun 12, 2014 - 3:27 PM

You won t find the delicacy at Marina Bay Sands anymore though there will still be plenty to enjoy

MARINA BAY SANDS. The popular Singapore casino will no longer serve shark fin. Screengrab from the official website

PAL quits flying shark fins amid outcry

Apr 24, 2014 - 3:37 PM

The national flag carrier says the decision is consistent with sustainable and responsible business practices

Shark fin decline linked to China corruption crackdown

Sep 01, 2013 - 6:06 PM

A decline in demand for shark fins could be a result of China s crackdown on corruption